Monday, July 18, 2011

News 7.18.11

Featured

New initiatives, entrepreneurs reviving Motor City
‘A kind of mecca for creative people’
http://www.windsorstar.com/business/initiatives+entrepreneurs+reviving+Motor+City/5110539/story.html



Battling Energy Waste in Hot, Rich Cities (cool video inside)
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/battling-energy-waste-in-hot-rich-cities/


Transportation / Transit



Delta seeks to end service to 5 northern Michigan airports
http://www.freep.com/article/20110716/FEATURES07/107160321/Delta-seeks-end-service-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
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/07/the_matthew_moroun_interview_o.html


Detroit / Urban Revitalization




Businesses boost creativity in Detroit

In aiding Detroit, Kresge head learns impatience is no virtue
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110715/OPINION03/107150395/1409/metro




Dan Gilbert's Detroit Monopoly game continues with reports of a fifth building purchase
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2011/07/dan_gilberts_monopoly_game_of.html

More rent subsidies coming to entice young leaders to move into Detroit
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110714/STAFFBLOG09/110719941





Business / Auto / Energy


Mexican grill paves road for legal food trucks downtown: It took 60 trips to City Hall to snag permit
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110717/FREE/307179990/mexican-grill-paves-road-for-legal-food-trucks-downtown-it-took-60





Solar firm sees future with UAW: Production plan needs ‘automotive discipline'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110717/FREE/307179995/solar-firm-sees-future-with-uaw-production-plan-needs

Part of the solar system: Nova among firms out to make a big bang in growing industry
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110717/SUB01/307179964/part-of-the-solar-system-nova-among-firms-out-to-make-a-big-bang-in



National Policy & Politics



Boosting the Great Lakes International Economy
http://www.tnr.com/blog/the-avenue/92140/boosting-the-great-lakes-international-economy


Rocky road
Congress is also snarled up over how to keep America moving
http://www.economist.com/node/18958665?story_id=18958665&fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ar/rockyroad



Michigan Policy & Politics


The message from Rick Snyder, New York Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Immigrants create jobs'
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110718/FREE/110719902/the-message-from-rick-snyder-new-york-mayor-bloomberg


Regional News

Some balk at Macomb County Executive Mark Hackel's office budget
http://www.freep.com/article/20110716/NEWS05/107160391/Some-balk-Macomb-County-Executive-Mark-Hackel-s-office-budget?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Macomb County goes online with dashboard of its financial data
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110715/FREE/110719920

Macomb Co. commissioner proposal would dock pay for arriving late, leaving early
http://www.freep.com/article/20110718/NEWS05/107180321/Macomb-Co-commissioner-proposal-would-dock-pay-arriving-late-leaving-early?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Macomb County sues Kilpatrick, Ferguson over repairs to sewer
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110718/METRO03/107180395/1409/Macomb-County-sues-Kilpatrick--Ferguson-over-repairs-to-sewer


Patterson to address ways to help struggling Pontiac
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110718/METRO02/107180396/1409/METRO


Culture


The census says they're dying, but rural Michigan towns strive for Internet-driven revival
http://www.freep.com/article/20110717/NEWS06/107170539/The-census-says-they-re-dying-rural-Michigan-towns-strive-Internet-driven-revival

Thursday, July 14, 2011

News 7.14.11

Featured






Regional

Press Release: FAMILY CIRCLE MAGAZINE rates NOVI among the TEN BEST TOWNS AND CITIES FOR FAMILIES
http://www.cityofnovi.org/Government/PressReleases/2011/110706FamilyCircle.asp

10 Best Towns for Families: 2011
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/travel/best-towns-for-families/?page=6


Pontiac: What Was, What Is, What's Next...
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/pontiacsfuture0216.aspx

Ann Arbor City Council leaning toward Steve Powers for administrator job; vote expected Monday
http://www.annarbor.com/news/ann-arbor-city-council-leaning-toward-steve-powers-as-new-city-administrator-vote-expected-monday/

Novi Chamber of Commerce Supports NITC Bridge
http://novi.patch.com/articles/novi-chamber-of-commerce-supports-nitc-bridge

Wayne County Executive Ficano targets family services, Sheriff's Office, Circuit Court for budget cuts
http://www.freep.com/article/20110714/NEWS02/107140443/Wayne-County-Executive-Ficano-targets-family-services-Sheriff-s-Office-Circuit-Court-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
http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wayne-county-airport-authority-to-partner-with-clear-channel-airports-mcconnell-communications-to-develop-new-community-showcase-program-125412453.html



Business / Economy / Energy / NextGen Auto


DC3 grand opening celebrates 'growth of the creative economy in Detroit'
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2011/07/hundreds_attend_grand_opening.html








Michigan Policy & Politics

Bill targets land speculators
http://detnews.com/article/20110713/METRO/107130367/Bill-targets-land-speculators

Report: Michigan only state to lose green jobs
http://detnews.com/article/20110713/BIZ/107130332/1001/Report--Michigan-only-state-to-lose-green-jobs

Climate change hurting national parks near Great Lakes, report says
http://detnews.com/article/20110713/METRO/107130421/Climate-change-hurting-national-parks-near-Great-Lakes--report-says


Mich. ranks 12th in U.S. in clean energy economy
http://www.freep.com/article/20110713/BUSINESS07/107130337/Mich-ranks-12th-U-S-clean-energy-economy


Michigan's manufacturing report card: 'A' for health, 'D' for human capital
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/07/michigans_manufacturing_report.html

How many 'green jobs' does Michigan have? Reports disagree
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/how-many-green-jobs-does-michigan-have-reports-disagree/



Culture

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

News 7.6.11

Featured






Detroit / Urban Revitalization

Cool factor lures the young, artsy to Detroit
http://detroitnews.com/article/20110629/BIZ/106290366/Cool-factor-lures-the-young--artsy-to-Detroit

Latest round of Kresge arts grants builds city's culture -- and elates recipients of $25,000
http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011106290303

Detroit: How you see the Motor City changing by the year 2020
http://www.changinggears.info/2011/06/24/detroit-how-you-see-the-motor-city-changing-by-the-year-2020/

Saving Detroit: The Conversation
http://blogs.forbes.com/joannmuller/2011/06/29/saving-detroit-the-conversation/





HUD secretary Donovan coming to econ club with Obama's ‘distressed cities' initiative
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110706/FREE/110709957/hud-secretary-donovan-coming-to-econ-club-with-obamas







Regional News

Mack Hackel: Don't leave Macomb County out of regional transportation discussion
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/06/mack_hackel_dont_leave_macomb.html



Patterson proposes wage freeze in Oakland budget
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110706/METRO02/107060344/Patterson-proposes-wage-freeze-in-Oakland-budget

L. Brooks Patterson does not want your Pontiac bankruptcy, tries to protect Oakland County
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/07/l_brooks_patterson_does_not_wa.html


Patterson wants Oakland County to be able to end police contract if Pontiac files bankruptcy
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110706/FREE/110709959/patterson-wants-oakland-county-to-be-able-to-end-police-contract-if


Transportation / Transit / Aerotropolis


Kalitta Charters, expanding in Ypsilanti Township, becomes first business to secure Aerotropolis incentives
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/first-aerotropolis-business-brings-38-million-in-investment-50-new-high-tech-jobs-to-ypsilanti-towns/

Airport can help region prosper (Milwaukee)
http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/124818979.html

Detroit Metro is rated the country's best large airport
http://articles.latimes.com/2011/jul/02/local/la-me-best-airports-20110630













Luring Sears headquarters to metro Detroit would not be a good deal for Michigan
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2011/07/luring_sears_headquarters_to_m.html



Detroit workforce development fund gets U.S. grant to train 300 for ‘green' jobs
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20110629/FREE/110629858


Michigan Policy & Politics

Snyder moving quickly, but his 'dashboard' lags behind
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110701/POLITICS02/107010382/1024/POLITICS03/Snyder-moving-quickly--but-his-%E2%80%98dashboard%E2%80%99-lags-behind

Food entrepreneurs say Michigan's rules leave bad taste
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110705/BIZ/107050359/Food-entrepreneurs-say-Michigan%E2%80%99s-rules-leave-bad-taste

Gov. Rick Snyder: How We’re Re-inventing Michigan
http://blogs.forbes.com/joannmuller/2011/06/29/gov-rick-snyder-how-were-re-inventing-michigan/


National Policy & Politics

In a Growth-Oriented System, Youngstown, Ohio Struggles to Shrink
http://dc.streetsblog.org/2011/07/05/in-a-growth-oriented-system-youngstown-ohio-struggles-to-shrink/

The Buckeye Budget Lesson
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304450604576417811037911684.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


How the Great Reset Has Already Changed America
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2011/07/how-the-great-reset-has-already-changed-america/241200/


Sustainability / Smart Growth

Rooftop turbines give new meaning to being green
http://www.detnews.com/article/20110705/BIZ/107050363/Rooftop-turbines-give-new-meaning-to-being-green


'The Pursuit of Happiness': How Do Communities Make Us Happy?
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/06/the-pursuit-of-happiness-how-do-communities-make-us-happy/241201/

Young People Are Losing Interest in Cars, But That Doesn't Mean the End of the Road for Automakers
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matthew-debord/car-industry_b_888383.html

New ideas for sustainable architecture in the Americas
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sustainable-business/sustainable-architecture-south-america


Culture / Sports / Arts

Exploring Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry murals via touch-screen
http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2011/06/29/out-of-office-discovering-detroit/