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30 in Their Thirties 2021

From owners and CEOs to presidents and directors, the 2021 Class of 30 in Their Thirties share a common trait — learning how to...
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ACG M&A All-Stars

The Association for Corporate Growth Detroit Chapter and DBusiness magazine honor the 6th annual winners.

Century Club

Operating a business for more than 100 years takes luck, ingenuity, and steadfast determination. But the real skill that enhances operational longevity comes in successfully passing an enterprise from one generation to the next.
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Capitol Returns

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's tenure as Michigan's elected leader has been marked by an elastic lockdown of the state economy, a steady stream of political attacks, and an autocratic management style. Combined, it's led to thousands of job losses and business closings since the outbreak of COVID-19.
Everybody Now

Everybody Now

Five metro Detroit companies are making strides in their ongoing journeys toward equality, diversity, and inclusion in their workplaces, communities, and the world. The enterprises say their efforts improve recruitment and retention, keep clients and partners engaged, bolster their reputations, support the regions they serve and, ultimately, boost their bottom lines.
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Land of Opportunity

Can a red-hot industrial market in the region, driven by nearly unsatiable demand for mobility, e-commerce, and R&D facilities, finally bring about a renaissance in Detroit?
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System Failure

The mission of senior care facilities to ease residents’ twilight years turned into a nightmare after state leaders failed to adequately separate COVID-19 patients from healthy individuals.
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The Ross Effect

How a friendship forged at the University of Michigan between a budding billionaire and a star student set the stage for a $60-billion real estate portfolio built on a foundation of diversity and inclusion.
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EV Alliances

Fleet operators and small businesses that make deliveries are racing ahead in adopting electric vehicles, even as a lack of charging stations has hampered a consumer rollout of emission-free cars and trucks.
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The Daily Beat

From tearsheets to broadsheets to tabloids, Detroit’s early newspapers covered daily life, business, politics, sports, and, over time, national and global news. But now, as print gives way to digital, how will the papers thrive?
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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.


Mobility Mecca

March – April 2021 Commentary

Metro Detroit can take a page from Silicon Valley’s playbook and become the mobility capital of the world. By riding the wave of new transportation solutions being developed by the automotive and technology industries, our region and state can better capitalize on our standing as one of the few places on the globe that can meld hardware and software to produce highly advanced products at scale.
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Spring Fling

As warmer weather moves in, enjoy the great outdoors sporting these latest fashions and accessories.
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January – February 2021 Commentary

By the time we reach 2030, advances like 5G, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will boost green energy sources, bring greater efficiency to transportation, and expand access to locally sourced food, health care, and consumer goods. The evolution, already underway, has gathered added steam since the outbreak of COVID-19 highlighted our dependence on foreign-made products.
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November – December 2020 Commentary

Online shopping, which reported steady growth in recent years, has skyrocketed since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March. Amazon, Walmart, Target, and other e-commerce retailers have been hiring thousands of workers to keep pace with demand, and there don’t appear to be any signs the surge will plateau, let alone dip.
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September – October 2020 Commentary

Energy – Hydrogen Economy As the world’s developed countries seek to limit carbon emissions from burning...
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Fashion Forward

Fall and winter ensembles to help close any business deal.
Pandemic Pitfalls

Special Report: 2021 Michigan Economic Forecast – Pandemic Pitfalls

The 2021 economy will be influenced by the coronavirus pandemic, the approval (or not) of a vaccine, more federal stimulus, and who wins the presidential and congressional elections.
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2020 Top Business Restaurants in Metro Detroit

All restaurants are reviewed anonymously, all expenses are paid by Hour Media, and the listings have no relationship to advertising in the magazine.
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July – August 2020 Commentary

In summer 2021, Macomb County will embark on a $217-million project to reconstruct a nine-mile stretch of Mound Road, from I-696 to M-59, which runs through the cities of Warren and Sterling Heights. While funding for such large-scale projects is challenging — the county secured a vital federal grant in 2018 — the fact is it’s also crucial to have the vigilance to identify mistakes before they occur.
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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.
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2020 Auto Dealership Consumer Guide

For 259 auto dealerships in the Detroit metropolitan area, sales and leases of new...