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/

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