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R.J. King

Letter from the Editor: Prepare to Launch

Several states have benefited mightily from America’s space program, including Florida, Texas, California, and even Ohio, home of the John H. Glenn Research Center at Lewis Field in Brook Park, southwest of Cleveland.
Harness, Dickey and Pierce office in Troy

DBusiness’ Top 20 Intellectual Property Law Firms in Metro Detroit

Firms are ranked by number of metro Detroit area IP attorneys.
Joe Hinrichs

Engineer & Pioneer

The road to running Ford’s automotive operations wasn’t a smooth ride, but now that Joe Hinrichs has the reins, he won’t let anything stand in the way of making the Blue Oval the market leader in global mobility.
Nissan IMQ concept

Demand Load

A slew of electric vehicles that collectively represent billions of dollars in investment are about to hit the market. Yet even with all that firepower, consumers remain lukewarm to the idea of plugging in.
Ellen Browning Scripps

United Press

Ellen Browning Scripps helped her brothers build a national newspaper empire from Detroit.
Tahiti candleholder by Vunder Brands

Candle Comfort

In early June, more than 4 million afternoon television viewers saw Ellen DeGeneres unveil Vunder Brands’ new double-walled candleholder, the brainchild of Michigan home décor entrepreneur Adam Kasha.

Bombs Away

Sonic Alert in Troy started out creating products for the deaf. Now the company is expanding to other markets, like college students.

July – August 2019 Commentary

When Beverly Watts was appointed Wayne County’s director of public services in 2016, the department lacked an asset management plan to determine the long-term condition and maintenance of hundreds of miles of roads and bridges. The permit office, meanwhile, took up to six months to approve projects. In addition, overall morale was low, and the department lacked accreditation for best practices with a national public works association.
Jody Levy

Juicing a Business

Jody Levy grew up in Bloomfield Village and went on to co-found a watermelon juice company that’s ecological and sustainable.
Flagstar Bank headquarters

Largest Banks and Thrifts in Metro Detroit

Ranked by 2018 assets.