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FIRST Championship

FIRST Championship to Bring 40,000 from Around the World to Downtown Detroit

More than 40,000 students, coaches, mentors, and family members from around the globe will converge on downtown Detroit April 19-27 for the city’s second in a three-year run as host of the FIRST Championship,...
Michigan State Fairgrounds

State Finalizing Sale of Michigan State Fairgrounds in Detroit

The 158-acre Michigan State Fairgrounds, vacant for close to a decade, will get a new lease on life with the state finalizing sales to a private developer and the city of Detroit. Magic Plus, an...

Gilbert Family Foundation Commits $11M to Combat Vision Loss in NF1 Patients

The Detroit-based Gilbert Family Foundation, a private foundation established by Jennifer and Dan Gilbert, has established the Vision Restoration Initiative, the foundation’s second research project to accelerate the development of therapies for neurofibromatosis type...
Bultman Student Center

Report: Michigan Workers Benefit from $1B Investment at State’s Independent Colleges, Universities

Privately funded building and infrastructure projects totaling $1 billion at Michigan’s independent colleges and universities has had a positive economic impact on communities throughout the state, according to a new report issued by Michigan’s...
Dodge Stars and Stripes Edition

Dodge Salutes Armed Forces with Stars and Stripes Edition for Challenger, Charger

The Dodge brand of Auburn Hills’ FCA US is offering a Stars and Stripes Edition for its Challenger and Charger models, designed with military-inspired touches to celebrate the men and women who serve the...
Automate Show and Conference

North America’s Largest Automation Show Will Move to Detroit in 2021

Automate, North America’s largest showcase automation trade show, is moving to Detroit’s Cobo Center May 17-20, 2021. The biennial Automate Show and Conference, which has been sharing space with the Promat show in Chicago’s McCormick...
Michigan International Speedway

Michigan International Speedway to Install Massive Infield Scoreboard for 2019 Races

Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn is constructing a new, 150-foot-high, four-sided scoreboard in the middle of its infield that officials say will enhance the race-going experience for fans. The scoreboard will have four large video...
Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Community Foundation announces nearly $19 million in grants

Organizations and initiatives dealing with health, education, the arts, the environment, youth, housing, and human services are the most recent recipients of grants from the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan totaling nearly $19 million. “From...

U-M Startup Movellus Raises $6M in Venture Funding

Movellus Inc., a University of Michigan startup that provides technology to help accelerate and optimize semiconductor chip design, has secured $6 million in Series A venture funding for a total of $10 million so...
Ford Corktown development

Detroit’s Gyro Creative Partners with Ford on Corktown Development Branding

Ford Motor Co. has hired Detroit-based graphic design studio Gyro Creative to develop and design a new brand identity for Ford’s Corktown development, which has the Michigan Central Station as the centerpiece. The project is designed...