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

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