Friday, April 29, 2011

2011-04-29 News

Featured


America's transport infrastructure: Life in the slow lane
http://www.economist.com/node/18620944?story_id=18620944&fsrc=rss

Turning a Layoff into 'Lemonade' and Now, 'Lemonade: Detroit'
http://www.secondact.com/2011/04/turning-a-layoff-into-lemonade-and-now-lemonade-detroit/


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Woodward Light Rail: As debate continues, case for center-run rapid transit system remains clear
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/04/woodward_light_rail_as_debate.html#cmpid=v2mode_be_smoref_face

State Legislature should not cut mass transit (Milwaukee Aerotropolis)
http://www.biztimes.com/blogs/milwaukee-biz-blog/2011/4/29/legislature-should-not-cut-mass-transit

Missouri Senate advances cargo hub incentives
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_333cac2d-888b-553b-be89-c6c7a49e96e3.html

Midwest High Speed Rail Network Could Bring 43 Million Annual Riders, 104,000 New Jobs and Nearly $300 Billion in New Business Sales Over 30 Years
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/midwest-high-speed-rail-network-could-bring-43-million-annual-riders-104000-new-jobs-and-nearly-300-billion-in-new-business-sales-over-30-years-120856219.html

Officials scoff at threat of a toll rate war if 2nd bridge is built
http://www.freep.com/article/20110429/NEWS01/110429035/Ambassador-Bridge-rival-warns-toll-rate-war

Moroun-commissioned report points to negative impact of a second bridge
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110429/FREE/110429873/moroun-commissioned-report-points-to-negative-impact-of-a-second


Regional


U-M economists: Oakland Co. job outlook is looking bright
http://www.freep.com/article/20110429/NEWS15/104290371/1285/News15/U-M-economists-Oakland-Co-job-outlook-looking-bright
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/04/29/news/doc4db9f1512e787678288794.txt (Video)
http://www.rdmag.com/News/Feeds/2011/04/general-sciences-oakland-economy-is-in-the-early-stages-of-sustaine/

Northville and Wayne County's near-$1 million trail to link town and country
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0427northvilletrail0207.aspx

Orion supervisor named Oakland County deputy executive for economic development
http://www.dailytribune.com/articles/2011/04/28/news/doc4db9f8b1a31a8580983210.txt


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Dave Bing: If the unions don't conceed, he'll request an emergency financial manager
http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/NEWS01/110428032/Dave-Bing-unions-don-t-conceed-he-ll-request-an-emergency-financial-manager?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Why locate your business in core cities like Detroit? 3 Questions backstage with Dan Gilbert
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEr7PkuUFF8&feature=channel_video_title

Community Legal Resources expands neighborhood program
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110428/FREE/110429912

Corktown is template for plodding, sustained revitalization in Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/04/corktown_is_template_for_plodd.html

Bing initiative tears down 3,000th Detroit vacant home
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110429/METRO01/104290410/1361/Bing-initiative-tears-down-3-000th-Detroit-vacant-home

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing goes to Lansing, asks legislators to revisit laws, raise casino tax
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/04/detroit_mayor_dave_bing_goes_t.html

Two-mile extension to Conner Creek Greenway opens
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110428/FREE/110429885


State Policy & Politics


Editorial: No new taxes
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110429/OPINION01/104290332/1008/Editorial--No-new-taxes

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder's tax changes pass state House, headed to Senate

http://www.freep.com/article/20110428/NEWS15/110428033/Michigan-Gov-Rick-Snyder-s-tax-changes-pass-state-House-headed-Senate?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Reactions mixed to state House approval of tax reform package
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110428/POLITICS02/104280474/1361/Reactions-mixed-to-state-House-approval-of-tax-reform-package

Fiscal 'radar' helps cities chart finances
http://detnews.com/article/20110429/OPINION03/104290343/1001/Fiscal-%E2%80%98radar%E2%80%99-helps-cities-chart-finances

Michigan House passes business tax cut, levy on pensions
http://detnews.com/article/20110429/POLITICS02/104290390/1022/Michigan-House-passes-business-tax-cut--levy-on-pensions


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


Michigan's small businesses growing and earning praise
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110429/BUSINESS/104290311/Michigan-s-small-businesses-growing-earning-praise?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Technology Puts Detroit Back on Top
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11100200/1/technology-puts-detroit-back-on-top.html?cm_ven=GOOGLEN

MEDC solicits proposals for helping entrepreneurs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110428/FREE/110429906/medc-solicits-proposals-for-helping-entrepreneurs

Smart Growth / Sustainability


Home tweet home: Twitter chooses the city over sprawl
http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-04-29-home-tweet-home-twitter-is-staying-in-downtown-san-francisco

Missed Opportunity: Transit and Jobs in Metropolitan America
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2011/0512_transit_jobs.aspx

How Not to Plan for the Future
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/21/opinion/21thu1.html?_r=1

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