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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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Ford Fund awards scholarships, van to Detroit Youth Choir
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Ford Fund awards scholarships, van to Detroit Youth Choir

Each member of the Detroit Youth Choir has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the Ford Motor Company Fund, as well as a new 15-passenger transit...

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10 things to do this weekend
News 4 months ago
10 things to do this weekend

See fashion, design and shopping converge at Light Up Livernois on Detroit's Avenue of Fashion. Listen to live music and swig beer at Founders'...

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City to spend $5 million to reopen Eastern Market parking deck, update underground space downtown
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City to spend $5 million to reopen Eastern Market parking deck, update underground space downtown

The 330-space parking structure in Eastern Market that closed in 2017 will be reopened after renovation. Detroit City Council approved Tuesday a $5...

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Continental to cut jobs, shut 2 U.S. factories in sweeping overhaul
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Continental to cut jobs, shut 2 U.S. factories in sweeping overhaul

Company has no plans for further employment cutbacks in the U. S. Continental AG is undertaking an effort to restore profits while enduring...

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Faurecia to invest $10.7 million, create 505 jobs in Highland Park
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Faurecia to invest $10.7 million, create 505 jobs in Highland Park

Faurecia plans to assemble automotive seats, seat frames, foam cushions and seat covers at two plants in Highland Park. Auto parts maker Faurecia...

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Frita Batidos sets Detroit opening date, will be first Columbia Street tenant
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Frita Batidos sets Detroit opening date, will be first Columbia Street tenant

Cuban-style casual eatery and bar Frita Batidos will open its Detroit location Oct. 2, owner Eve Aronoff confirmed, making it the first tenant to...

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North End development gets $2 million in financing, incentives
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North End development gets $2 million in financing, incentives

The 39,000-square-foot building at 40 Hague St. in Detroit's North End neighborhood is targeted for an $8.16 million redevelopment by Neal Check....

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Plastic waste processor plans $60 million plant, 150 jobs in Livonia
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Plastic waste processor plans $60 million plant, 150 jobs in Livonia

Ann Arbor-based QCI is planning a $60 million plant in Livonia that would be capable of processing 100,000 tons of plastic waste annually. An Ann...

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Karmanos, University of Michigan partner for $9.2 million prostate cancer research grant
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Karmanos, University of Michigan partner for $9.2 million prostate cancer research grant

Karmanos has diverse population that will supplement UM's long-term prostate research Left to right: Arul Chinnaiyan, M. D.,Ganesh Palapattu, M.D.;...

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Horizon Global names longtime auto supplier executive Gohl as new CEO
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Horizon Global names longtime auto supplier executive Gohl as new CEO

Change comes nearly a week after company sold off Asia-Pacific business Troy-based Horizon Global Corp. has named veteran auto supplier executive...

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Cambria Hotel project in Detroit receives $6.8 million in PACE energy efficiency loan funding
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Cambria Hotel project in Detroit receives $6.8 million in PACE energy efficiency loan funding

The new Cambria Hotel development in downtown Detroit has received $6.8 million in lower-cost energy efficiency funding from PACE Equity LLC as...

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Ann Arbor developers plan large speculative project
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Ann Arbor developers plan large speculative project

The first phase of the project near I-94 and State Street in Ann Arbor is expected to cost $20 million, while the overall project is $60 million to...

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Detroit's 40-Square-Mile Challenge could be its great opportunity
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Detroit's 40-Square-Mile Challenge could be its great opportunity

"What are you going to do with that 40 square miles?" Asked no city planner ever. But Ken Buckfire wants to know. The Detroit native-turned-New...

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Banning flavored e-cigarettes
News 4 months ago
Banning flavored e-cigarettes

To the editor: Just finished reading your article in Crain's ("Commentary: What should we ban next?"). All I can say as a business owner and mother...

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Wellopp aims to address social factors that lead people back to the hospital
News 4 months ago
Wellopp aims to address social factors that lead people back to the hospital

60% of factors for hospital readmission or poor follow-up are behavioral, social, environmental A Troy-based company is at the forefront of an...

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Detroit bus service needs to hit minimum standards
News 4 months ago
Detroit bus service needs to hit minimum standards

The Detroit People's Platform organizes on behalf of essential bus riders, who solely rely on bus service to access employment opportunities,...

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How ditching my car saved my life
News 4 months ago
How ditching my car saved my life

In January 2016 I realized that driving down I-75 every day to work in Detroit was going to kill me someday. Either slowly through the stress of...

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Best regional transit plan focuses on community impact, not routes
News 4 months ago
Best regional transit plan focuses on community impact, not routes

The most important parts of a regional transit plan aren't the specific routes or technologies. Most important is the impact it will have on lives,...

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Transit is fading as transportation options shift
News 4 months ago
Transit is fading as transportation options shift

Traditional mass transit has been declining nationally since 2014, and Detroit would be foolish to waste resources on a dying transit model. Fewer...

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Regional transit
News 4 months ago
Regional transit

Metro Detroit political leaders who have long pushed for a four-county solution on regional transit are exploring the creation of a "coalition of...

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Michigan should bring back movie industry incentives, but 're-create the wheel'
News 5 months ago
Michigan should bring back movie industry incentives, but 're-create the wheel'

Director Michael Bay (left) discusses a scene with actor Mark Wahlberg on the Detroit set of "Transformers: Age of Extinction" in 2013. A key...

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Amazon to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Pontiac Silverdome site
News 5 months ago
Amazon to bring more than 1,500 jobs to Pontiac Silverdome site

The 127-acre Pontiac Silverdome site is being targeted for a new warehouse/distribution demolition by an Atlanta-based developer. Amazon was...

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Michigan gives retailers 2 weeks to stop selling flavored e-cigarettes
News 5 months ago
Michigan gives retailers 2 weeks to stop selling flavored e-cigarettes

LANSING - Michigan is giving retailers, including online sellers, two weeks to comply with new rules on the state's ban on flavored e-cigarettes as...

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Automakers face uphill battle in effort to rein in rising health care costs
News 5 months ago
Automakers face uphill battle in effort to rein in rising health care costs

If General Motors Co.'s negotiations with the United Auto Workers are any indication, Detroit's automakers may not have a prayer in their effort to...

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Demolition of Kmart HQ remains a possibility for new development
News 5 months ago
Demolition of Kmart HQ remains a possibility for new development

The former Kmart Corp. headquarters property at 3100 W. Big Beaver Rd. has sat unused for more than a decade. Some concepts for any redevelopment...

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