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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.
2020 Powered by Women

2020 Powered by Women

From reader nominations, DBusiness selected eight professional women who are driving growth in Michigan, the nation, and the world.
Uber Elevate air taxi

Preparing for Takeoff

Once the stuff of science fiction, new advances in electric motors, batteries, carbon fiber, and communication platforms are giving a lift to aerial taxi services.
Art Van Furniture advertisement

Buy-In, Sellout

When Art Van Furniture in Warren was sold to an East Coast equity firm in 2017, the new owners flipped the real estate, drained the talent, and cut back on a steady stream of popular commercials. How a $612-million retail powerhouse that took 58 years to build was destroyed in 36 months.
Mike Manley

Big Three Executives: FCA 2020

Latest information available as of April 16, 2020. Sources: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, DBusiness
Bill Ford at Michigan Central Station

Big Three Executives: Ford Motor Co. 2020

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

BUSINESS COMMENTARY

Illustration of person using map

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.
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.

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