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Ford Invests $500M in Ohio Plant to Meet Demand for EcoBoost Engines

Ford Motor Co. today announced plans to invest $500 million to upgrade its engine plant in Lima, Ohio to increase production of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine for the 2015 Ford F-150.

Power Alert: Michigan’s Renewable Energy Costs Decline

Michigan has seen a 43 percent decrease in wind energy costs over the past four years due to growing private sector competition and advances in technology, says Scott Viciana, vice president of Ventower Industries,...

Need for Speed: AT&T Invests $625M in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn

AT&T has invested $1.7 billion in Michigan over the last three years, with more than a third — or $625 million — spent boosting the provider’s speed, reliability, coverage, and performance in the Detroit, Warren, and Dearborn areas.

$28M Renovation Set for U-M Architecture, Urban Planning Facilities

The College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is set to undergo a $28-million renovation and expansion led by Troy-based Integrated Design Solutions, in conjunction with Cambridge, Mass.-based Preston Scott...

FootGolf Courses Kick Off in Plymouth and Bellaire

FootGolf, a sport where players kick a soccer ball into a hole using as few kicks as possible, is making its way to Michigan this spring with the opening of the state’s first two...

Michigan No. 1 for Post-Recession Job Creation

Michigan tops the nation among all states based on creating the most new jobs since the 2008 Great Recession, according to the Organization for International Investment and PwC US.

New Investment Fund Targets Medical Tech Startups in Michigan

The Michigan State Medical Society is partnering with Lansing-based Common Wealth Enterprises to launch Quantum Medical Concepts, an investment fund that will invest up to $250,000 across two to three medical tech startups each...

Traverse City Firm Releases Free Trial for No. 1 Golf Simulator Game

Traverse City-based OptiShot has released a free online trial of its popular golf simulator, allowing golfers to test the features and numerous courses of the No. 1 golf trainer.

Walsh College Alumni Positive About Michigan Economy

Walsh College alumni are more positive about the direction of the economy in Michigan than they are of the United States, says a recent survey from the Troy-based business college. “We were hurt more deeply...

Website for Michigan Entrepreneurs Gains Momentum

The Michigan Founder Finder — a website that assists students, professors, and community members partner and work together on startup businesses — has accumulated nearly 300 profiles since first launching in August. 

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