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Mary Barra

Big Three Executives: General Motors Co. 2020

Latest information available as of April 16, 2020. Sources: GM, DBusiness

2020 ACG M&A All-Stars

The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter and DBusiness magazine honor the 12th annual winners.
The Century Club 2020

The Century Club 2020

From construction to charity, and recycling to plumbing — along with an amazing concert hall — the challenge of lasting 100 years or more is a lesson any business can learn from.
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.

BUSINESS COMMENTARY

map of Michigan bio-industries

May – June 2020 Commentary

A major concern regarding COVID-19? Michigan had the fourth-highest death rate in the country at 19 per 100,000 people (as of April 16 according to a database from The New York Times). The fatality rate trailed Connecticut and Louisiana, both at 24, New Jersey (36), and New York (59). Washington State, which was impacted early on, was at 8, while California was at 2 deaths per 100,000 people.
2020 Lincoln Navigator

2020 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

For 259 auto dealerships in the Detroit metropolitan area, sales and leases of new...
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March – April 2020 Commentary

Service providers like Google, Facebook, and Amazon have the ability to listen in on customers’ meetings and conversations, and track buying patterns and travel schedules.
spring accessories

Spring Into Fashion

As the temperatures rise, these accessories will take your outdoor style to a whole new level.
January February 2020 Commentary

January – February 2020 Commentary

As technological innovations seemingly advance at the speed of light, it can be difficult to keep pace with new offerings in manufacturing, medicine, artificial intelligence, machine learning, or robotics. Every 18 months computer processing speed doubles, according to Moore’s Law, yet it seems much quicker.
Economic Uncertainty

Economic Uncertainty

Foreign trade wars, national elections, impeachment inquiries, sliding auto sales, and UAW/GM strike aftershocks could slow the state’s economic progress in 2020.

November – December 2019 Commentary

It’s time the Trump administration worked directly with the automotive industry to maintain electric vehicle credits and lower fuel economy standards lest it risk higher prices for new cars and trucks, and more production losses. Right now, automakers are building electric vehicles at a loss to appease “green” politicians, regulators, and environmentalists.
Casual Chic

Casual Chic

Looking sophisticated, yet comfortable in 2019.

September – October 2019 Commentary

As more employers offer advanced training for their employees, often with no underlying agreement that they must stay with the company for a certain period of time, colleges and universities have an opportunity to provide advanced technical and vocational education away from their campuses.
Eddie Merlot's, Bloomfield Hills

2019 Top Business Restaurants in Metro Detroit

Compiled by DBusiness. All restaurants are reviewed anonymously, all expenses are paid by Hour Media, and the listings have no relationship to advertising in the magazine.
Power Dinner

After Hours

Dress to impress wherever you’re headed once the workday is over, from casual networking events to black-tie charity galas.

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