Monday, May 16, 2011

2011-05-16 News from the Detroit Region

Featured


U.S. manufacturing attempts a high-tech comeback
An unusual public-private partnership to build a high-tech industrial cluster in Albany, N.Y., could provide the framework for economic revitalization nationwide.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-manufacturing-revival-20110515,0,569232.story


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Incentives for cargo hub plan at impasse
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_1a3bcd3f-0070-514e-a17d-125d95bfefa1.html

Editorial: Look who's blazing public transit path
http://www.freep.com/article/20110515/OPINION01/105150510/Editorial-Look-who-s-blazing-public-transit-path?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Envoy promotes proposed Detroit-Windsor bridge
http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20110515/BUSINESS/105150505/Envoy-promotes-proposed-Detroit-Windsor-bridge?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Murky water -- Bridge cost overruns: Extent of Canada's funding promise unclear
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159973/murky-water-bridge-cost-overruns-extent-of-canadas-funding

KEITH CRAIN: We don't need rail aid from Washington
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159990/keith-crain-we-dont-need-rail-aid-from-washington

Editorial: Bus service essential to all transit improvements
http://www.freep.com/article/20110516/OPINION01/105160315/Editorial-Bus-service-essential-all-transit-improvements?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p


Regional


Henry Ford complex in suburban Detroit packages artifacts of American history along with automobiles
http://www.cleveland.com/travel/index.ssf/2011/05/henry_ford_complex_in_suburban.html

DDA Preps Downtown Ann Arbor Process
http://annarborchronicle.com/2011/05/15/dda-preps-downtown-ann-arbor-process/

Warren mayor proposes tapping court funds to balance city budget
http://detnews.com/article/20110515/METRO/105150313/1409/Warren-mayor-proposes-tapping-court-funds-to-balance-city-budget

Wayne Co. and Detroit could merge health departments
http://www.freep.com/article/20110516/NEWS06/105160323/Wayne-Co-Detroit-could-merge-health-departments?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Detroit is searching for a healthy size: Brent Larkin
http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2011/05/detroit_is_searching_for_a_hea.html

Motown’s optimistic tune
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/78388124-7c1e-11e0-a386-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1MTSxSM90

The Power of the Action-Idea: Detroit Uprising
http://flipthemedia.com/index.php/2011/05/the-power-of-the-action-idea-detroit-uprising/

Detroit charter committee floats draft to public
http://www.freep.com/article/20110515/NEWS01/105150570/Detroit-charter-committee-floats-draft-public?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Volunteers to help spruce up Detroit's Midtown
http://www.freep.com/article/20110514/NEWS01/110514006/Volunteers-help-spruce-up-Detroit-s-Midtown

There's So Much More to Detroit
http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2011/may/15/travel-detroit/

Motown Farmville: Detroit Plants Seeds for World's Largest Urban Farm
http://www.takepart.com/news/2011/05/13/detroit-from-post-industrial-wasteland-to-post-industrial-farmland

In pictures: Detroit's abandoned buildings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13384255

Building good neighborhoods: Skillman initiative passes early funding goals
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159986/building-good-neighborhoods-skillman-initiative-passes-early-funding

City looks at ways to spruce up Belle Isle
http://detnews.com/article/20110516/METRO01/105160344/City-looks-at-ways-to-spruce-up-Belle-Isle


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


Chinese don't think of Detroit when they think of luxury
http://www.freep.com/article/20110515/BUSINESS01/105150504/Chinese-don-t-think-Detroit-when-they-think-luxury?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Auto%20news

Trade missions can be worth the expense for first-timers
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159982/trade-missions-can-be-worth-the-expense-for-first-timers

Border grossing: Michigan companies going global find benefits can top barriers
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159998/border-grossing-michigan-companies-going-global-find-benefits-can

Third time the charm? Tech building haunted by failures has new tenant, new chance
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159957/third-time-the-charm-tech-building-haunted-by-failures-has-new

A thriving Medical Mile transforms Grand Rapids
http://www.freep.com/article/20110516/BUSINESS06/105160330/A-thriving-Medical-Mile-transforms-Grand-Rapids?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

MEDC builds ‘export road map' for growing businesses
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159993/medc-builds-8216-export-road-map-for-growing-businesses


State / National Policy & Politics


Viewpoint: Michigan can't afford to lose historic preservation tax credit
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/05/viewpoint_michigan_cant_afford.html

Rick Haglund: Gov. Rick Snyder is leading a classic corporate turnaround strategy
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/05/michigan_gov_rick_snyder_is_le.html

$690 million in extra tax revenue predicted for Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20110514/NEWS06/105140388/-690-million-extra-tax-revenue-predicted-Michigan

Brian Dickerson: Don't call it a tax cut
http://www.freep.com/article/20110515/COL04/105150506/Brian-Dickerson-Don-t-call-tax-cut?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Road taxes: Gas cars pay them, why not electric vehicles?
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/road-taxes-gas-cars-pay-them-why-not-electric-vehicles?hpt=Sbin

State-takeover talk, concession ‘deadline' build budget pressure
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110515/SUB01/305159947/state-takeover-talk-concession-8216-deadline-build-budget-pressure

5 hints to how Rick Snyder may handle Michigan's very own economic stimulus
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/5-hints-to-how-rick-snyder-will-handle-michigans-very-own-economic-stimulus/

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

2011-05-11 News from the Detroit region

Featured


Why Michigan? - Thanks to Clay Pearson for sharing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWyZ1BnXYLg&feature=share

50 Ideas for the New City - Thanks to Claire Nelson for sharing
http://urbanomnibus.net/ideas/


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


High Speed rail comes to Detroit in the New Center/Midtown area
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jks6r-3fqjY

Lambert in talks about Latin America cargo flights (St. Louis Aerotropolis)
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_da808310-dd02-57a3-9a7b-b74f252ab3bc.html

Fast trains and new jobs: 10 reactions to the Detroit-to-Chicago high-speed rail announcement
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/10_reactions_to_the_detroit-to.html

Canadian official urges Michigan to approve Detroit River bridge
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110510/BIZ/105100422/1361/Canadian-official-urges-Michigan-to-approve-Detroit-River-bridge

Detroit keen on Windsor-Detroit ferry
http://www.windsorstar.com/news/Detroit+keen+Windsor+Detroit+ferry/4760226/story.html

Windsor MP Brian Masse pushes for Detroit-Windsor passenger rail connection
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/windsor_mp_brian_masse_pushes.html

Michigan Shows Mixed Results in Measuring Performance of Transportation Dollars
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/michigan-shows-mixed-results-in-measuring-performance-of-transportation-dollars-121613513.html

America’s Biggest (And Least) Gas-Guzzling Cities
http://blogs.forbes.com/christopherhelman/2011/05/10/americas-biggest-and-least-gas-guzzling-cities/

New International Trade Crossing
http://buildthedricnow.com/


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Group Working To Bring People Into Detroit
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/27843512/detail.html

Midtown's Park Shelton prepares for final build-out
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/parksheltonbuildout051011.aspx

The rebirth of Detroit amid modern-day ruins
http://www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110506-the-rebirth-of-detroit-amid-modern-day-ruins

Detroit & Lodz: Solutions for Post-Industrial Cities (Film)
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philiplauri/detroit-and-lodz-solutions-for-post-industrial-cit

Facing council's subpoena, Bing delivers plan to cut deficit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS01/110510026/Facing-council-s-subpoena-Bing-delivers-plan-cut-deficit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

City Council backs Bing's plan to up casino taxes
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS01/110510036/City-Council-backs-Bing-s-plan-up-casino-taxes?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Union, city leaders hash out deficit
http://detnews.com/article/20110511/METRO01/105110353/1409/Union--city-leaders-hash-out-deficit

Detroit Port project aims to attract waterfront tourism
http://detnews.com/article/20110511/BIZ/105110322/1001/Detroit-Port-project-aims-to-attract-waterfront-tourism

Mayor Bing gives Detroit City Council 453-page plan to eliminate deficit, replacing 10-page plan
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519997/mayor-bing-gives-detroit-city-council-453-page-plan-to-eliminate

Urban Centers to be Focus of Next AIA Detroit Urban Priorities Committee “Detroit By Design” Series, May 17-24
http://www.pr.com/press-release/321738

Bing deficit plan: Privatize services, cut benefits
http://www.freep.com/article/20110511/NEWS01/105110427/Bing-deficit-plan-Privatize-services-cut-benefits


Regional


Macomb County leaders search for funding of water monitoring system
http://www.freep.com/article/20110511/NEWS05/105110400/Macomb-County-leaders-search-funding-water-monitoring-system?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Ann Arbor SPARK says local companies it assisted in 2010 plan to add 1,425 jobs
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/ann-arbor-spark-helped-dozens-of-companies-get-started-or-grow-last-year-officials-say/

Oakland Co. downtowns get high marks
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS03/110510051/Oakland-Co-downtowns-get-high-marks

OakWIN a win for Oakland County
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110511/NEWS13/105120457/OakWIN-win-Oakland-County?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|Royal%20Oak|p


State / National Policy & Politics


Michigan's film studios go to fade-out
http://detnews.com/article/20110511/BIZ/105110359/Michigan%E2%80%99s-film-studios-go-to-fade-out

Snyder tells nonprofit audience: You can help state with education, wellness and workforce
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519986/snyder-tells-nonprofit-audience-you-can-help-state-with-education

Supporters push for Snyder's tax plan in Michigan Senate
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519987/supporters-push-for-snyders-tax-plan-in-michigan-senate

Speakers: Michigan immigrants serve as a wellspring for entrepreneurship
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110510/FREE/110519981/speakers-michigan-immigrants-serve-as-a-wellspring-for

Free trade deals bad for Michigan
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110511/OPINION03/105110315/1031

Snyder should heed Machiavelli's advice
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/FREE/305089985/snyder-should-heed-machiavellis-advice

Michigan town's woes a sign of tough choices to come
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/11/us-usa-debt-municipalities-idUSTRE74A0TK20110511


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


Top 5 wishes for Michigan's venture capital industry on conference's 30th anniversary
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/top-5-wishes-for-michigans-venture-capital-industry-on-conferences-30th-anniversary/

New Analysis: Detroit Metropolitan Area Ranks #8 Nationally in Regard to Skilled Nursing Facility-Generated Economic Activity, Job Creation
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-analysis-detroit-metropolitan-area-ranks-8-nationally-in-regard-to-skilled-nursing-facility-generated-economic-activity-job-creation-121567238.html

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

2011-05-10 News from Detroit

Featured


The Rejected Windfall
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/10/opinion/10tue1.html

Why high-speed rail to Chicago could spark Michigan's economy
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/why-high-speed-rail-to-chicago-could-spark-michigans-economy/


Transportation / Transit


Michigan to get $200M for high-speed rail
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/METRO05/105090361/Michigan-to-get-$200M-for-high-speed-rail
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/METRO/105090371/Mich.-wins-$200M-for-high-speed-rail

Letter: More passenger rail in Michigan is possible
http://www.mlive.com/opinion/flint/index.ssf/2011/05/letter_more_passenger_rail_in.html

State wins more than $200M for high-speed rail
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/NEWS06/105100377/State-wins-more-than-200M-high-speed-rail?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

High-Speed Rail in Michigan: Is a line to Canada the next step?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/high-speed_rail_in_michigan_is.html

Editorial: State must find new sources for transportation funding
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/C4/20110507/OPINION01/105070399/Editorial-State-must-find-new-sources-transportation-funding?odyssey=nav|head

As Detroit-to-Chicago high-speed rail is announced, critics continue to be wrong
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/as_detroit-to-chicago_high-spe.html

Stephen Henderson: High-speed rail a good idea for Midwest
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/BLOG2503/110509036/Stephen-Henderson-Speedy-rails-good-idea-Midwest?odyssey=nav|head

Group says plan for 2nd Detroit-Canada bridge needs more oversight
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/NEWS15/110509060/Group-says-plan-2nd-Detroit-Canada-bridge-needs-more-oversight?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


China bets on electric vehicles
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/AUTO01/105090354/1148/China-bets-on-electric-vehicles

Chinese breaks put Volt behind rivals
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110509/AUTO01/105090342/1148/Chinese-breaks-put-Volt-behind-rivals

Career Watch: IT hiring on rise in Rust Belt
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/356034/Career_Watch_IT_hiring_on_rise_in_Rust_Belt

GM to invest $2B in plants in 8 states
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110510/AUTO01/105100378/GM-to-invest-$2B-in-plants-in-8-states

Manufacturing Stages A Comeback
http://blogs.forbes.com/joelkotkin/2011/05/09/manufacturing-stages-a-comeback/

High-tech auto grants may expand
http://www.freep.com/article/20110510/BUSINESS01/105100363/High-tech-auto-grants-may-expand?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

GM and DTE Energy to announce 'major energy-based project' at Detroit-Hamtramck plant
http://www.mlive.com/auto/index.ssf/2011/05/gm_and_dte_energy_to_announce.html


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Final draft of Detroit charter proposal includes City Council districts
http://detnews.com/article/20110509/METRO01/105090360/1409/Final-draft-of-Detroit-charter-proposal-includes-City-Council-districts

Activists: Detroit streams, once turned into sewers, could have new life
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/BUSINESS04/105090350/Detroit-streams-once-turned-into-sewers-could-new-life?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Bing's deficit proposal baffles: ‘Isn't a plan, it's a spreadsheet'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089960/bings-deficit-proposal-baffles-8216-isnt-a-plan-its-a-spreadsheet

Unpaid taxes, utility bills put Russell Center owner, Flagstar in tussle
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089951/unpaid-taxes-utility-bills-put-russell-center-owner-flagstar-in

Model D Speaker Series: Urban Mobility
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/urbanmobility511.aspx

On the waterfront: Community life, blue and green economies spur growth in Jefferson East
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/jeffersoneast511.aspx

Urban Centers Is Focus of Next AIA Detroit Urban Priorities Committee “Detroit By Design” Series
http://www.prlog.org/11480499-urban-centers-is-focus-of-next-aia-detroit-urban-priorities-committee-detroit-by-design-series.html

Detroit Works Project gives entrepreneurs their say
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/dpwentrepreneurs051011.aspx

DUST urban sustainability series kicks off
http://www.modeldmedia.com/devnews/dustseries051011.aspx

Project to turn abandoned Detroit building into housing for homeless gets $1.9M HUD grant
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/project_to_turn_abandoned_detr.html

Master activator: Tony Goldman envisions Detroit as "capital of the experimental"
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/goldmanfeat511.aspx


Regional


Wyandotte homeowners get chance at geothermal energy
http://www.freep.com/article/20110509/NEWS02/105090323/Wyandotte-homeowners-get-chance-geothermal-energy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

$2.8M for new train & bus station in Ann Arbor expected in today's high-speed rail announcement
http://www.annarbor.com/news/new-ann-arbor-train-bus-station-part-of-todays-high-speed-rail-funding-announcement-for-michigan/


State / National Policy & Politics


House, Senate out-cut Snyder: Less for film, brownfields proposed
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089977/house-senate-out-cut-snyder-less-for-film-brownfields-proposed

Rescuing Detroit: No news about government’s good news
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/rescuing-detroit-no-news-about-governments-good-news/2011/05/06/AFccPPTG_story.html

For the young, there’s a silver lining in the housing bust
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/for-the-young-theres-a-silver-lining-in-the-housing-bust/2011/05/06/AFBZeQTG_story.html

Stabenow, Peters to tout federal 'green' vehicle research bill
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110508/AUTO01/105080327/1148/auto01/Stabenow++Peters+to+tout+federal++green++vehicle+research+bill

Target 62 mpg: CAFE debate to reshape industry
http://www.autoweek.com/article/20110509/GREEN/110509845

Michigan Voters Love Transit; State Legislators, Not So Much
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/05/09/michigan-voters-love-transit-state-legislators-not-so-much/

Michigan proceeds with caution on social media
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110510/POLITICS02/105100380/1013/BIZ04

Michigan offers grants for advanced lighting demo projects
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/8/5/7


Culture / Diversity


Arab Christians moving from Muslim communities
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/8/theyre-arab-but-christian/

The color of philanthropy: Black donors often under the radar
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110508/SUB01/305089975/the-color-of-philanthropy-black-donors-often-under-the-radar

An Australian property developer has been killed during an apparent dispute over rent
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/an-australian-property-developer-has-been-killed-during-an-apparent-dispute-over-rent/story-e6frg6so-1226053270123

Celebrating Hispanic culture in Mexicantown
http://thesouthend.wayne.edu/index.php/article/2011/05/mexicantown_celebrates_cinco_de_mayo

Sunday, May 8, 2011

2011-05-08 News

Featured


36 Hours in Detroit
http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/travel/08hours-detroit.html

Editorial: State must find new sources for transportation funding
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/OPINION01/105070399/Editorial-State-must-find-new-sources-transportation-funding?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Detroit is more than a downsized auto industry
http://www.jsonline.com/features/travel/121403268.html


Transportation / Transit


Moroun: 2nd bridge span could take decade
http://detnews.com/article/20110505/METRO05/105050402/1016/Moroun--2nd-bridge-span-could-take-decade

Take A Ride
http://www.metromodemedia.com/videos/lightrailmasstransit0208.aspx

U.S. to bring money for high-speed rail to Michigan
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/NEWS06/105070365/U-S-bring-money-high-speed-rail-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

LaHood expected to make high-speed rail announcement in Detroit
http://detnews.com/article/20110507/METRO/105070330/1001/LaHood-expected-to-make-high-speed-rail-announcement-in-Detroit

The Future of the US Rail System
http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/05/future-rail-system/comment-page-1/


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Berman: Bing must dare to be bold to fix city in crisis
http://detnews.com/article/20110505/OPINION03/105050381/Berman--Bing-must-dare-to-be-bold-to-fix-city-in-crisis

Opposing points of view: Innovative ideas, local commitment can revive Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110505/OPINION05/105050418/Opposing-points-view-Innovative-ideas-local-commitment-can-revive-Detroit?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Bing presents deficit plan to help avoid state takeover
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110505/FREE/110509941/bing-presents-deficit-plan-to-help-avoid-state-takeover

Bing presents plan to cut Detroit deficit to City Council
http://www.freep.com/article/20110505/NEWS01/105050522/Bing-presents-plan-cut-Detroit-deficit-City-Council?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Detroit's budget deficit plan pegs recovery on savings in transportation, pension and health care costs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110505/FREE/110509941

Detroit City Council balks at mayor's plan for deficit elimination
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/NEWS01/105070332/Detroit-City-Council-balks-mayor-s-plan-deficit-elimination?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Russell Industrial Center becomes haven for artists
http://detnews.com/article/20110508/OPINION03/105080306/Russell-Industrial-Center-becomes-haven-for-artists

Editorial: Bing should work with the City Council on a budget that cuts deeper than his proposal
http://detnews.com/article/20110508/OPINION01/105080308/1008/Editorial--Bing-should-work-with-the-City-Council-on-a-budget-that-cuts-deeper-than-his-proposal

Wurlitzer Building shedding bricks, poses threat, city says
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/NEWS01/105080520/Wurlitzer-Building-shedding-bricks-poses-threat-city-says?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Gateway Park Mall developers owe $284,676 in back taxes, have a year to settle
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110506/FREE/110509921#

Bridge to renovate Michigan train station
http://www.windsorstar.com/life/Bridge+renovate+Michigan+train+station/4736997/story.html

Detroit Eager to Clean Up Reputation

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704322804576303881213466512.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Nepotism rampant at Detroit libraries
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110506/METRO01/105060383/1409/Nepotism-rampant-at-Detroit-libraries


Regional


As Wayne County commission promises hearings, Ficano insists no road funds misused
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/as-wayne-county-commission-promises-hearings%2C-ficano-insists-no-road-funds-misused

No horse racing at Pinnacle Race Course after financial woes
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110506/METRO/105060366/1001/No-horse-racing-at-Pinnacle-Race-Course-after-financial-woes

ALLEN PARK: Wayne County officials do not approve proposed money swap
http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2011/05/07/news/doc4dc4628717dd6158200113.txt

Northville firm cited in nat'l award for innovative job creation
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0505goldshovel0208.aspx

Hundreds of volunteer clean up 8 Mile in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/NEWS01/105080536/Hundreds-volunteer-clean-up-8-Mile-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

The Good Word: Can auto rebound, Ford rebuild Dearborn’s tax base?
http://www.pressandguide.com/articles/2011/05/06/opinion/doc4dc43585c98a5385470708.txt

Metro Detroit home ownership plunges by 40,000
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110505/METRO/105050418/Metro-Detroit-home-ownership-plunges-by-40-000

Census shows decline in Metro Detroit home ownership; is that a bad thing?
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/census_shows_decline_in_metro.html


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0



Help Wanted on Factory Floor
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703643104576291360540691764.html

Top 50 Fastest-Growing Women-Led Companies
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703778104576287321106158308.html?mod=WSJ_hps_sections_smallbusiness#project%3DSBWOMEN_NEW042720110427%26articleTabs%3Darticle

10 Best Practices For Raising A VC Round
http://www.businessinsider.com/best-practices-for-raising-a-vc-round-2011-5?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+typepad%2Falleyinsider%2Fsilicon_alley_insider+%28Silicon+Alley+Insider%29

Tom Walsh: Sourcing work here is welcomed
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/COL06/105080426/Tom-Walsh-Sourcing-work-here-welcomed?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

DTE Energy eliminates subsidies for new solar panel installations owned by residents, businesses
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/dte-energy-eliminates-subsidies-for-new-solar-panel-installations-owned-by-residents-businesses/

Michigan venture capital event expands
http://www.freep.com/article/20110507/BUSINESS06/105070312/Michigan-venture-capital-event-expands?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


State / National Policy & Politics


Senators call for more hydrogen fuel cell study
http://detnews.com/article/20110505/AUTO01/105050343/1001/Senators-call-for-more-hydrogen-fuel-cell-study

Carol Cain: Michigan jobs czar makes small business a priority
http://www.freep.com/article/20110508/COL24/105080414/Carol-Cain-Michigan-jobs-czar-makes-small-business-priority

Economic development leaders say Michigan has framework in place for prosperous future
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/05/economic_development_leaders_weigh_in_on.html

States Retain Business Levies
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704810504576305463790011074.html

Why (Much of) Obama’s Transpo Plan Can Survive the GOP Knife
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/05/06/why-much-of-obama%E2%80%99s-transpo-plan-can-survive-the-gop-knife/

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011-05-04 News

Featured


Reorganizing Beyond the Beltway
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dan-carol/reorganizing-beyond-the-b_b_857474.html

A New Social Certification for Businesses; B the Change You Want to See
http://sustainablebusinessforum.com/marcgunther/51288/b-change-you-want-see

‘Made in America’: The Phrase that Will Save Small Business?
http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/made-in-america-small-business-1249/


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


Detroit is leading the way in igniting a green economy
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/DN/20110502/OPINION/305020009/Detroit-leading-way-igniting-green-economy?odyssey=nav|head

Michigan manufacturing shores up nation's economy
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110504/BIZ/105040363/Michigan-manufacturing-shores-up-nation%E2%80%99s-economy

Can’t Buy Me Love: Michigan Life Science Startups Best Cleantech In Cash, Not Attention
http://www.xconomy.com/detroit/2011/05/03/cant-buy-me-love-michigan-life-science-startups-best-cleantech-in-cash-not-attention/

GE Intensifies Focus on Additive Manufacturing
http://www.vadvert.co.uk/science/12705-ge-intensifies-focus-on-additive-manufacturing.html

Chinese investors still searching for U.S. welcome mat
http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/04/news/international/chinese_investors_america.fortune/?section=money_latest


Detroit / Urban Revitalization


Five Things You Should Know About Detroit
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/05/04/things-know-detroit/

Mayor Dave Bing: It's a crucial week to balance Detroit's budget

http://www.freep.com/article/20110503/NEWS05/105030334/Mayor-Dave-Bing-s-crucial-week-balance-Detroit-s-budget

Detroit's Burton Theatre closes
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110504/BIZ/105040328/1001/Detroit%E2%80%99s-Burton-Theatre-closes

Detroit Soup dishes up money for creative grassroots projects
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110504/OPINION03/105040350/1031

Discarded Detroit couches get pin-up treatment
http://www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/blogs/discarded-detroit-couches-get-pin-up-treatment

Mayor Bloomberg has solution to immigration problem: Make them live in Detroit

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/05/01/2011-05-01_mayor_bloomberg_has_solution_to_immigration_problem_make_them_live_in_detroit.html

Renaissance Center nears capacity for 1st time in history with Blue Cross Blue Shield move
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/renaissance_center_in_detroit.html

Detroiters who never left question fairness of incentive program to lure back police officers
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/detroiters_who_never_left_ques.html

How to Solve the Detroit Dilemma
http://www.assemblymag.com/Articles/Blog/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000001043273


Regional


Report: Wayne County accused of spending millions in road funds on unrelated salaries
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/report_wayne_county_accused_of.html

Millions in taxpayer road funds misspent, former Wayne County official, others allege
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/millions-in-taxpayer-road-funds-misspent%2C-former-wayne-county-official%2C-others-allege

Formerly contaminated land in Trenton becomes park gateway
http://www.freep.com/article/20110504/NEWS05/110504035/Formerly-contaminated-land-Trenton-becomes-park-gateway


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Obstacles, funding questions plague Ann Arbor-Detroit rail line, but progress is being made, planners say
http://www.annarbor.com/news/ypsilanti/obstacles-funding-questions-slow-ann-arbor-to-detroit-rail-projects-roll/

Could Detroit become the next Great Lakes cruise destination?

http://travel.usatoday.com/cruises/post/2011/05/detroit-port-great-lakes/168741/1

If you build it, will they come? Detroit hopes to lure cruise ships, tourists with new $21.5M port
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/if_you_build_it_will_they_come.html

Windsor hopes new Detroit terminal brings tourist dollars to this side of the river
http://www.windsorstar.com/travel/Windsor+hopes+Detroit+terminal+brings+tourist+dollars+this+side+river/4721184/story.html

World of Opportunities
Memphis in May about more than music, barbecue
http://www.memphisdailynews.com/editorial/Article.aspx?id=58345

Birmingham City Commissioner Honored for Transit Role
http://birmingham.patch.com/articles/birmingham-city-commissioner-honored-for-transit-role

New Plan to Speed Security for Frequent Fliers
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703937104576303153769314700.html

Matty Moroun will drop lawsuit if Windsor just lets Bridge Company do anything they want
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/05/matty_moroun_will_drop_lawsuit.html


State / National Policy & Politics



Online commentary: Michigan's brownfield, historic tax credits offer strong return on investment
http://www.freep.com/article/20110504/OPINION05/110504010/Online-commentary-Michigan-needs-brownfield-historic-tax-credits?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Opinion

UAW hires Mary Beth Cahill as voice to Congress
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110504/AUTO01/105040331/1148/UAW-hires-Mary-Beth-Cahill-as-voice-to-Congress

Economic Policy Institute says NAFTA cost Michigan 43,600 jobs
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/05/epi_nafta_displaced_682900_us_jobs.html

Heading South: U.S.-Mexico trade and job displacement after NAFTA
http://www.epi.org/publications/entry/heading_south_u.s.-mexico_trade_and_job_displacement_after_nafta1/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+epi+Economic+Policy+Institute&utm_content=My+Yahoo

Editorial: Root out the fraud
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110504/OPINION01/105040319/1008/Editorial--Root-out-the-fraud


Sustainability / Smart Growth


11 U.S. cities honored as ‘walk-friendly’: Seattle ranks first (Ann Arbor)
http://www.grist.org/infrastructure/2011-05-04-11-u.s.-cities-honored-as-walk-friendly-seattle-ranks-first

Cities bet on transit stations to spur development
http://www.minnpost.com/steveberg/2011/05/04/27974/cities_bet_on_transit_stations_to_spur_development

Why the ‘coming housing calamity’ shouldn’t have to be calamitous
http://www.grist.org/cities/2011-05-03-why-the-coming-housing-calamity-shouldnt-have-to-be-calamitous

Urban Development: Leaders Lead, But People Do the Planning
http://thecityfix.com/urban-development-leaders-lead-but-people-do-the-planning/

America's Environmental Garden Spot: Would You Believe Manhattan?
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2069319,00.html

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2011-05-03 News


Featured



Meet the 2011 class of 20 in their 20s
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/section/twenties11

The Best Cities For Jobs
http://blogs.forbes.com/joelkotkin/2011/05/02/the-best-cities-for-jobs/


Regional


Millions in taxpayer road funds misspent, former Wayne County official, others allege
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/millions-in-taxpayer-road-funds-misspent,-former-wayne-county-official,-others-allege

Blue Cross Blue Shield welcomes first wave of its employees to RenCen
http://www.freep.com/article/20110503/BUSINESS04/105030350/Blue-Cross-Blue-Shield-workers-begin-move-from-Southfield-RenCen

Blue Cross starts moving first of 3,000 employees into Renaissance Center
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110502/FREE/110509985

Hiring outlook 'optimistic' in Detroit
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/05/hiring_outlook_optimistic_in_detroit.html


Detroit / Urban Revitalization



Detroit's exodus will continue without a revival
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-detroit2020-omino,0,5830465.story

Bing ties fiscal fix to unity, sacrifice
http://detnews.com/article/20110503/METRO01/105030343/Bing-ties-fiscal-fix-to-unity--sacrifice

Urban archeology unearths lost velodrome in Detroit
http://www.bikeradar.com/news/article/urban-archeology-unearths-lost-velodrome-in-detroit-30047

Talking about a more global Detroit: Model D Speaker Series in review
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/speakerseriesreview411.aspx

Detroiters say they should get something for staying
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110503/METRO01/105030344/1409/METRO/Detroiters-say-they-should-get-something-for-staying

A lesson North Carolina can take from Detroit (!)
http://www.modeldmedia.com/inthenews/editorialncmidtown050311.aspx

Grand Rapids crew brings West Michigan love to the D
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/rapidgrowth511.aspx

Detroit shows real estate investor its art is in right place
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110503/BIZ/105030325/Detroit-shows-real-estate-investor-its-art-is-in-right-place

Detroit enters $1 million competition to raise number of degree-holders
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110502/FREE/110509989


State Policy & Politics



Snyder sees emergency financial managers as failure to work together
http://www.freep.com/article/20110502/NEWS06/110502061/Snyder-sees-emergency-financial-managers-failure-work-together?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE


Business / Energy / Auto 2.0


SBA director plans statewide awareness campaign
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110501/SUB01/305019968/sba-director-plans-statewide-awareness-campaign

Michigan venture capital industry made more gains in 2010, report shows
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/05/michigan_venture_capital_indus.html

'The recession is a big challenge to electric cars' - film-maker Chris Paine
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/03/recession-electric-cars-paine

Innovation in Electric Vehicle Technology? Easy as A123
http://blog.energy.gov/blog/2011/05/02/innovation-electric-vehicle-technology-easy-a123

How Many Patents Does It Take to Reinvent the Automobile?
https://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2011/05/02/how-many-patents-does-it-take-reinvent-automobile


Transportation / Transit / Smart Growth / Sustainability


Hi-Tech Transportation
http://www.worldtrademag.com/Articles/Feature_Article/BNP_GUID_9-5-2006_A_10000000000001041215

New development aims to make Detroit a popular port of call
http://www.freep.com/article/20110503/NEWS05/105030322/New-development-aims-make-Detroit-popular-port-call

Long Bus, Short Wait
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2026474_2026675_2069055,00.html

Housing preference analysis: we have too much large-lot housing, too little urban housing to meet demand
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/housing_preference_analysis_we.html

Dr. Grist’s four-part prescription for managing climate change
http://www.grist.org/climate-policy/2011-05-02-dr-grists-four-part-prescription-for-managing-climate-change

China Bets Big On High-Speed Rail
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11101799/1/china-bets-big-on-high-speed-rail.html