Monday, May 16, 2011

2011-05-16 News from the Detroit Region


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.,0,569232.story

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Incentives for cargo hub plan at impasse

Editorial: Look who's blazing public transit path|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Envoy promotes proposed Detroit-Windsor bridge|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Murky water -- Bridge cost overruns: Extent of Canada's funding promise unclear

KEITH CRAIN: We don't need rail aid from Washington

Editorial: Bus service essential to all transit improvements|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p


Henry Ford complex in suburban Detroit packages artifacts of American history along with automobiles

DDA Preps Downtown Ann Arbor Process

Warren mayor proposes tapping court funds to balance city budget

Wayne Co. and Detroit could merge health departments|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Detroit is searching for a healthy size: Brent Larkin

Motown’s optimistic tune

The Power of the Action-Idea: Detroit Uprising

Detroit charter committee floats draft to public|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Volunteers to help spruce up Detroit's Midtown

There's So Much More to Detroit

Motown Farmville: Detroit Plants Seeds for World's Largest Urban Farm

In pictures: Detroit's abandoned buildings

Building good neighborhoods: Skillman initiative passes early funding goals

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|topnews|text|Auto%20news

Trade missions can be worth the expense for first-timers

Border grossing: Michigan companies going global find benefits can top barriers

Third time the charm? Tech building haunted by failures has new tenant, new chance

A thriving Medical Mile transforms Grand Rapids|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

MEDC builds ‘export road map' for growing businesses

State / National Policy & Politics

Viewpoint: Michigan can't afford to lose historic preservation tax credit

Rick Haglund: Gov. Rick Snyder is leading a classic corporate turnaround strategy

$690 million in extra tax revenue predicted for Michigan

Brian Dickerson: Don't call it a tax cut|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Road taxes: Gas cars pay them, why not electric vehicles?

State-takeover talk, concession ‘deadline' build budget pressure

5 hints to how Rick Snyder may handle Michigan's very own economic stimulus

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