Monday, July 18, 2011

News 7.18.11


New initiatives, entrepreneurs reviving Motor City
‘A kind of mecca for creative people’

Battling Energy Waste in Hot, Rich Cities (cool video inside)

Transportation / Transit

Delta seeks to end service to 5 northern Michigan airports

The Matthew Moroun Interview: On second spans, truck traffic forecasts and why the Ambassador Bridge company doesn't want to operate the NITC

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Businesses boost creativity in Detroit

In aiding Detroit, Kresge head learns impatience is no virtue

Dan Gilbert's Detroit Monopoly game continues with reports of a fifth building purchase

More rent subsidies coming to entice young leaders to move into Detroit

Business / Auto / Energy

Mexican grill paves road for legal food trucks downtown: It took 60 trips to City Hall to snag permit

Solar firm sees future with UAW: Production plan needs ‘automotive discipline'

Part of the solar system: Nova among firms out to make a big bang in growing industry

National Policy & Politics

Boosting the Great Lakes International Economy

Rocky road
Congress is also snarled up over how to keep America moving

Michigan Policy & Politics

The message from Rick Snyder, New York Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Immigrants create jobs'

Regional News

Some balk at Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel's office budget|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Macomb County goes online with dashboard of its financial data

Macomb Co. commissioner proposal would dock pay for arriving late, leaving early|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Macomb County sues Kilpatrick, Ferguson over repairs to sewer

Patterson to address ways to help struggling Pontiac


The census says they're dying, but rural Michigan towns strive for Internet-driven revival

Thursday, July 14, 2011

News 7.14.11




10 Best Towns for Families: 2011

Pontiac: What Was, What Is, What's Next...

Ann Arbor City Council leaning toward Steve Powers for administrator job; vote expected Monday

Novi Chamber of Commerce Supports NITC Bridge

Wayne County Executive Ficano targets family services, Sheriff's Office, Circuit Court for budget cuts

National Policy & Politics

Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Transportation / Transit

Wayne County Airport Authority to Partner With Clear Channel Airports, McConnell Communications to Develop New Community Showcase Program

Business / Economy / Energy / NextGen Auto

DC3 grand opening celebrates 'growth of the creative economy in Detroit'

Michigan Policy & Politics

Bill targets land speculators

Report: Michigan only state to lose green jobs

Climate change hurting national parks near Great Lakes, report says

Mich. ranks 12th in U.S. in clean energy economy

Michigan's manufacturing report card: 'A' for health, 'D' for human capital

How many 'green jobs' does Michigan have? Reports disagree


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

News 7.6.11


Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Cool factor lures the young, artsy to Detroit

Latest round of Kresge arts grants builds city's culture -- and elates recipients of $25,000

Detroit: How you see the Motor City changing by the year 2020

Saving Detroit: The Conversation

HUD secretary Donovan coming to econ club with Obama's ‘distressed cities' initiative

Regional News

Mack Hackel: Don't leave Macomb County out of regional transportation discussion

Patterson proposes wage freeze in Oakland budget

L. Brooks Patterson does not want your Pontiac bankruptcy, tries to protect Oakland County

Patterson wants Oakland County to be able to end police contract if Pontiac files bankruptcy

Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis

Kalitta Charters, expanding in Ypsilanti Township, becomes first business to secure Aerotropolis incentives

Airport can help region prosper (Milwaukee)

Detroit Metro is rated the country's best large airport

Luring Sears headquarters to metro Detroit would not be a good deal for Michigan

Detroit workforce development fund gets U.S. grant to train 300 for ‘green' jobs

Michigan Policy & Politics

Snyder moving quickly, but his 'dashboard' lags behind

Food entrepreneurs say Michigan's rules leave bad taste

Gov. Rick Snyder: How We’re Re-inventing Michigan

National Policy & Politics

In a Growth-Oriented System, Youngstown, Ohio Struggles to Shrink

The Buckeye Budget Lesson

How the Great Reset Has Already Changed America

Sustainability / Smart Growth

Rooftop turbines give new meaning to being green

'The Pursuit of Happiness': How Do Communities Make Us Happy?

Young People Are Losing Interest in Cars, But That Doesn't Mean the End of the Road for Automakers

New ideas for sustainable architecture in the Americas

Culture / Sports / Arts

Exploring Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals via touch-screen