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Calvin Johnson

Hard Count

The Detroit Lions are valued at $2.1 billion, but if the team could find success on the field — and, dare we say, win a Super Bowl — its net worth would skyrocket.
Flint River

The Flint Settlement

The legal challenges in the water crisis in flint near an end as a federal court reviews a $641.3-million resolution that could be the largest such disposition in Michigan.
broken road

A Dam Shame

Two large earthen dams breached by heavy rains in mid-May wiped out hundreds of businesses and homes in and near Midland. Damages, estimated at $200 million, have property owners seeking relief through the courts while questioning the role state leaders played in the disaster.
M1 Concourse rendering

Fore Play

A bright spot in the region’s economy has been the outdoor recreational sector, especially among private clubs, as the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic that began in March encouraged more people to golf, swim, sail, boat, play tennis, race cars, and dine on patios and in courtyards.
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COVID-19 Workout

The coronavirus outbreak in March roiled the national and global economies, caused millions of job losses, and depressed financial markets. Some industries were hurt more than others. As the world awaits a vaccine, DBusiness proposes a workout plan for 10 affected business sectors and considers the opportunities that have come to the forefront for prospective investors.
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Tech Track

The development of the first dedicated digital roadway for connected vehicles is underway along Michigan Avenue from Detroit to Ann Arbor — powered by a team of local, national, and international designers, innovators, disruptors, and technologists.
Bobby Nahra in kitchen

Inside the Kitchen

How one chef balanced interests in a restaurant, a banquet center, and a catering operation, and launched food and beverage services at the Hotel St. Regis — all while constrained by a pandemic.
Mat Ishbia

Shore Up

Mat Ishbia transformed United Wholesale Mortgage from a local player in metro Detroit to the nation's second-largest mortgage lender. Then the COVID-19 crisis hit.
30 in Their Thirties

30 in Their Thirties 2020

The 2020 Class of 30 in Their Thirties dug deep for an extra measure of fortitude to meet the outbreak of COVID-19 and, along the way, developed new products and services, sought out cutting-edge business models, and pivoted into unchartered waters.
EksoVest

Robot Wear

A new wave of wearable robotics boosts worker safety, augments heavy lifting, and lessens the impact of repetitive motions at construction sites, industrial plants, and manufacturing operations.

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