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Rules murky on Opportunity Zones for cannabis businesses
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Rules murky on Opportunity Zones for cannabis businesses

The federal government hasn't formally sorted out whether Opportunity Zone funding can be used for recreational or medical marijuana purposes. That...

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Michigan health groups reap increasing profits for Medicare, doctors, hospital systems
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Michigan health groups reap increasing profits for Medicare, doctors, hospital systems

Michigan-based accountable care organizations continue to cut costs for traditional Medicare program while reaping financial benefits for hospital...

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The legendary ‘curmudgeon' who kick-started Michigan's wine industry
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The legendary ‘curmudgeon' who kick-started Michigan's wine industry

The wine industry in the Leelanau Peninsula has become a serious tourist draw, with tour buses constantly pulling into the parking lots of tasting...

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Michigan winemakers say they 'wouldn't be here' without Larry Mawby
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Michigan winemakers say they 'wouldn't be here' without Larry Mawby

In 1973, Larry Mawby was just the second grower to plant vines in the Leelanau Peninsula. The winery, in which Mawby is now a minority partner, now...

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Michigan-grown grains and fruits a bounty for small craft distillers
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Michigan-grown grains and fruits a bounty for small craft distillers

Potatoes grown at the Iott Seed Farm in Kalkaska provide the raw material for North River Vodka. Roughly 18 pounds of potatoes go into each 750...

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$42 million marijuana grow warehouse planned in Warren
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$42 million marijuana grow warehouse planned in Warren

Innovative Industrial Properties purchased warehouse space in Warren for $19 million and plans to spend another $23 million for build-out. A...

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Wayne State celebrates completion of $151 million student apartment complex
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Wayne State celebrates completion of $151 million student apartment complex

The Anthony Wayne Drive Apartments, a $151 million apartment complex at Wayne State University in Detroit, has been completed. The Anthony Wayne...

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Allen Park Digital Cinemas to close; MJR founder to donate property
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Allen Park Digital Cinemas to close; MJR founder to donate property

Movie theater known for second-run shows to close Thursday Allen Park Digital Cinemas will roll the credits for the final time Thursday. The small...

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Allen Park Digital Cinemas to close; MJR founder to turn over property to city
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Allen Park Digital Cinemas to close; MJR founder to turn over property to city

Movie theater known for second-run shows to close Thursday Allen Park Digital Cinemas will roll the credits for the final time Thursday. The small...

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Hotel concept Sonder to open 168 units in 2 downtown Detroit buildings
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Hotel concept Sonder to open 168 units in 2 downtown Detroit buildings

The former Lawyers Building at 139 Cadillac Square downtown is expected to become Sonder Inc. space starting next month. Sonder Inc. expects to...

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Platt leaving Ilitch organization as top spokesman after 8 months
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Platt leaving Ilitch organization as top spokesman after 8 months

Shawn Platt is stepping down as a top spokesman for Ilitch Holdings Inc. after eight months as vice president of corporate communications. He said...

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Vester Square development would create shopping, dining, park campus in Ferndale
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Vester Square development would create shopping, dining, park campus in Ferndale

Vester Square is a proposed Ferndale development that would include a two-story market, restaurant, publicly accessible park and more. East of...

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UAW cites 'good progress' in GM talks
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UAW cites 'good progress' in GM talks

A top UAW official on Friday said negotiations with General Motors had resulted in "good progress" on two high-priority issues: health care and a...

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Stephanie Byrd on how rebranding family's restaurant helped it thrive
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Stephanie Byrd on how rebranding family's restaurant helped it thrive

Stephanie Byrd is co-owner of The Block restaurant at 3919 Woodward Ave. in Midtown Detroit. Stephanie Byrd came back to Detroit in 2013 as an...

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Virtual golf center to open in Woodward Corners development in Royal Oak
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Virtual golf center to open in Woodward Corners development in Royal Oak

A nearly 6,000-square-foot virtual golf center is to open in the Woodward Corners by Beaumont development in Royal Oak in December. The indoor golf...

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North River Distillery launches statewide distribution of its potato-based vodka
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North River Distillery launches statewide distribution of its potato-based vodka

North River Distillery has gone from launching in Jackson to statewide distribution in one year. A potato vodka business based in Jackson is...

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Wayne County approves sale of Pinnacle Race Course site for development of 650 acres
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Wayne County approves sale of Pinnacle Race Course site for development of 650 acres

The Wayne County Commission has unanimously signed off on the sale of a failed former horse racing track in Huron Township to a Texas-based...

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Blackstone to buy 65 percent of parent of Traverse City's Great Wolf Lodge
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Blackstone to buy 65 percent of parent of Traverse City's Great Wolf Lodge

Blackstone Group Inc. agreed to buy a 65 percent controlling interest in waterpark operator Great Wolf Resorts Inc. from Centerbridge Partners and...

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Forever 21 could close 5 stores in Michigan as part of bankruptcy filing
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Forever 21 could close 5 stores in Michigan as part of bankruptcy filing

Company to close up to 178 stores in the U. S. Forever 21 Inc. is targeting five of its 15 stores in Michigan for potential closure as part of its...

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Mitten Crate moves out of Eastern Market, ditches subscription box business
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Mitten Crate moves out of Eastern Market, ditches subscription box business

Mitten Crate decided to move out of Beau Bien Fine Foods on Riopelle Street after its six-month sublease deal ended. After a six-month stint in the...

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Masco to sell window and door subsidiary for $725 million
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Masco to sell window and door subsidiary for $725 million

Livonia-based Masco Corp. has made a deal to sell one of its window and door subsidiaries for $725 million after exploring "strategic alternatives"...

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Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, adding to retail apocalypse
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Forever 21 files for bankruptcy, adding to retail apocalypse

Company to close up to 178 stores in the U. S. Forever 21 Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection, the latest big fashion merchant who couldn't cope...

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How to connect with purchasers to grow your business
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How to connect with purchasers to grow your business

The right connections are everything. From the aerospace and automotive industries to the food and beverage industry, Michigan businesses can...

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Advocating for the health and wellness of children and families
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Advocating for the health and wellness of children and families

On his monthly radio program, The Children's Foundation President and CEO Larry Burns talks to community, government and business leaders about...

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High-rise condos at The Mid may reach $1M in cost
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High-rise condos at The Mid may reach $1M in cost

The Mid, a pair of skyscrapers at Woodward and Mack avenues in Midtown planned to be constructed in the next couple of years, would drastically...

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Opportunity Zone investments start to gain foothold
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Opportunity Zone investments start to gain foothold

The Chroma redevelopment project by Detroit-based The Platform is one of several in the city funded in part by Opportuntiy Zone investments....

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Marijuana company Green Peak Innovations raises $10 million for expansion
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Marijuana company Green Peak Innovations raises $10 million for expansion

The 3,200-square-foot retail outlet at 4330 Wilder Road in Bay City, branded by Green Peak Innovations as Skymint, opened to medical marijuana card...

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Consumers Energy gas rate hikes approved, tax refunds to customers
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Consumers Energy gas rate hikes approved, tax refunds to customers

About 4.1 million natural gas customers with Jackson-based Consumers Energy Co. will pay about 7.6 percent more after the Michigan Public Service...

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'Mid-century inspired' Hammer & Nail bar nears debut
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'Mid-century inspired' Hammer & Nail bar nears debut

Detroit-based developer Roxbury Group expects the Hammer & Nail bar to open in the Plaza building on Woodward Avenue in Midtown Detroit in mid...

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Detroit businessman Pickard, cousin donate $2 million for Morehouse College scholarships
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Detroit businessman Pickard, cousin donate $2 million for Morehouse College scholarships

Businessman and philanthropist William Pickard is embracing his roots in Georgia and his passion for Detroit with a $2 million gift for city-based...

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