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David V. Johnson

Due Diligence

Using what Mother Nature provided, David V. Johnson developed luxury resorts, million-dollar homes, and marquee office buildings in Michigan and beyond — but then came Hurricane Irma.
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Cut-Rate Insurance

In her first policy win after five months in office, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a bill that lowers auto insurance rates without calling for public hearings. The lack of transparency would have rooted out problems affecting businesses, catastrophically injured patients, and caregivers.
What The Future Holds

What Does The Future Hold?

As state and local businesses large and small grapple with the effects of COVID-19, we provide forecasts for 10 industry sectors, including automotive, banking, real estate, health care, and logistics.
Mark Nickita, Dorian Moore

Metropolis Reborn

As large corporations and major benefactors tried to rejuvenate Detroit, a small group of urban planners set the stage for what today is America’s comeback city.
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The Sport of Business

Milt Wilcox, Vinnie Johnson, Herman Moore, Joe Kocur, and other former Detroit professional athletes followed their elite-level sports careers by applying the lessons learned on the field, ice, and court to entrepreneurship.
road construction

A New Direction

Michigan has reached the crossroads: Without more funds to repair and replace roads and bridges, long-range improvement plans will hit a giant pothole.
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Sensory Overload

Artificial intelligence in the form of Industry 4.0, where machines are armed with sensors, can enhance every aspect of manufacturing — from the back office to the loading dock.
Barry Kramer in his office

Creem Team

A hip downtown startup before hip downtown startups were a thing in Detroit, or at least a thing anyone talked about, Creem magazine blew the doors off conventional rock ’n’ roll publishing.
Dr. Kongkrit Chaiyasate holding infant skull

Medical Factories

The rapid adoption of 3-D printing is turning hospitals into production centers that help improve surgical outcomes, enhance training, and limit medical stays.
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The Next Gold Rush?

Complexity, risk, and frustration abound as the recreational cannabis industry in Michigan moves out of the shadows.

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