Sunday, October 23, 2011

News from Detroit 10.23.11

Featured

A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/10/regional-vision-for-great-lakes/299/

The parable of Detroit
So cheap, there’s hope

http://www.economist.com/node/21533407?fsrc=scn/fb/wl/ar/socheapthereishope

One House at a Time
http://www.metropolismag.com/story/20111018/one-house-at-a-time

Other shrinking cities
Smaller is more beautiful
Many other cities are battling problems almost as acute as Detroit’s

http://www.economist.com/node/21533417

How Startups Have Changed the Way American Business Thinks
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2011/10/how-startups-have-changed-the-way-american-business-thinks/246850/


Detroit

LiveWorkDetroit showcases the city and introduces young jobseekers to potential employers
http://www.mlive.com/jobs/index.ssf/2011/10/liveworkdetroit_showcases_the_city_and_i.html

MARY KRAMER: Dem's Detroit idea gains GOP support
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111016/SUB01/310169998/mary-kramer-dems-detroit-idea-gains-gop-support#

Editorial: Charter for a new Detroit is a giant step in direction of more accountable government
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/OPINION01/110230439/Editorial-Charter-new-Detroit-giant-step-direction-more-accountable-government?odyssey=mod_sectionstories

20% of Detroit in the dark, paper says
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/19/20-of-detroit-in-the-dark-paper-says/

New Detroit hockey arena likely faces funding hurdles
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111022/BIZ/110220323/1001

Art by numbers
Study: Heidelberg has $3.4M impact on Wayne County

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/FREE/310239974/art-by-numbers

'America's Urban Crisis': Book can be starting point for a talk about race, consequences of color-blind politics
http://www.freep.com/article/20111021/OPINION02/110210329/-America-s-Urban-Crisis-Book-can-starting-point-talk-about-race-consequences-color-blind-politics


National Policy / Politics

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/car-company-us-loan-builds-cars-finland/story?id=14770875

10 Things Still Made in America
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11279838/1/10-things-still-made-in-america.html

Herman Cain unveils 'Opportunity Zones' in Detroit: 'I believe in empowering cities to help themselves'
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2011/10/herman_cain_unveils_opportunit.html


Transit / Transportation

Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan Now!
http://letssavemichigan.com/pages/rta-now/

Waving a yellow flag
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/waving-a-yellow-flag-1207403.html

Editorial: Fix basics in Detroit area transit
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111017/OPINION01/110170306/1024/Editorial--Fix-basics-in-Detroit-area-transit

Detroit-Windsor passenger ferry considered
http://www.freep.com/article/20111018/BUSINESS06/110180369/Detroit-Windsor-passenger-ferry-considered?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Feds working to boost transit manufacturing
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111018/AUTO01/110180408/1361/Feds-working-to-boost-transit-manufacturing


Wayne County Saga

County inflated $5.5B investment claim
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/NEWS05/110230557/Wayne-County-inflated-5-5-billion-investment-claim-review-finds?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Substantial involvement in development projects is needed to take credit, experts say
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/NEWS02/110230561/Substantial-involvement-development-projects-needed-take-credit-experts-say?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Wayne County appointees, nonprofit targets of FBI subpoenas
http://www.freep.com/article/20111022/NEWS15/110220413/Wayne-County-appointees-nonprofit-targets-FBI-subpoenas?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Airport official expresses concerns about Mullin under FBI probe
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111022/METRO01/110220334/Airport-official-expresses-concerns-about-Mullin-under-FBI-probe

Flashpoint: Fallout Of Ficano Office Severance Scandal
http://www.clickondetroit.com/video/29547186/index.html

Contracts paid Mullin backers $2M
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111021/METRO01/110210374/Contracts-paid-Mullin-backers-$2M

Rochelle Riley: Reactionary Ficano should take a whack at leading
http://www.freep.com/article/20111021/COL10/110210403/Rochelle-Riley-Reactionary-Ficano-should-take-whack-leading

Aerotropolis Plan Under Cloud Of Controversy
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/29545951/detail.html

FBI subpoena focuses on Elder, Mullin, IT chief and local companies
http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/local_news/investigations/exclusive%3A-fbi-subpoena-focuses-on-elder,-mullin,-it-chief-and-local-companies

Letters: Hold Robert Ficano accountable
http://www.freep.com/article/20111020/OPINION04/110200414/Letters-Hold-Robert-Ficano-accountable

Robert Ficano Target of a Recall Effort
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/robert-ficano-target-of-a-recall-effort-20111021-ms

Under fire, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano pulls back on many generous perks
http://www.freep.com/article/20111021/NEWS15/110210405/Under-fire-Wayne-County-Executive-Robert-Ficano-pulls-back-many-generous-perks

Answers to questions building around Ficano, Mullin
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/SUB01/310239980/answers-to-questions-building-around-ficano-mullin


Business / Auto

The World's Greenest Companies
http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/10/16/green-rankings-2011.html

Google goes searching for Michigan small businesses
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111018/FREE/111019886

TechTown leadership change is real-life lesson for startups
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/SUB01/310239983/techtown-leadership-change-is-real-life-lesson-for-startups

Developer Eric Larson to oversee Ilitches' real estate as Olympia Development president
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111021/FREE/111029976

Velocity center aims to bring more defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing jobs to Macomb County
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111017/FREE/111019903

The new Detroit model
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/10/20/ED0C1LISKF.DTL

Magic bullets in the form of advanced battery manufacturing
http://www.michiganradio.org/post/magic-bullets-form-advanced-battery-manufacturing-part-2


Michigan Policy / Politics / Economic Development

Snyder will speak about infrastructure
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111021/POLITICS02/110210395/1022/Snyder-will-speak-about-infrastructure

MEGA approves incentives for $29.3 million in new investments
http://www.michiganadvantage.org/Press-Releases/MEGA-approves-incentives-for-$29-3-million-in-new-investments/

The Right Place expands economic development focus to include Ionia county
http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2011/10/the_right_place_expands_econom.html

Michigan film industry gets update: Incentives bill progressing
http://www.freep.com/article/20111019/ENT01/110190445/Michigan-film-industry-gets-update-Incentives-bill-progressing?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Ann Arbor SPARK to Support Economic Development Council of Livingston County
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/ann-arbor-spark-to-support-economic-development-council-of-livingston-county-2011-10-19

Senate panel may give bridge vote another try today
http://www.freep.com/article/20111020/NEWS06/110200516/Senate-panel-may-give-bridge-vote-another-try-today?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan gets $47 million in relief for transit riders
http://www.freep.com/article/20111018/NEWS06/110180357/Michigan-gets-47-million-relief-transit-riders


Regional News

What to do with Woodward
http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20111023/NEWS02/110230366

Extra cash? Metro Detroit officials advise to invest in real estate
http://www.mlive.com/business/detroit/index.ssf/2011/10/have_extra_cash_metro_detroit.html

Macomb County commissioners clash with Executive Mark Hackel
http://www.freep.com/article/20111023/NEWS04/110230535/Macomb-County-commissioners-clash-Executive-Mark-Hackel?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Macomb adapting to new government
http://www.detnews.com/article/20111017/METRO03/110170340/1412/METRO03/Macomb-adapting-to-new-government

Detroit, Royal Oak development projects stand out for awards
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/SUB01/310239992/detroit-royal-oak-development-projects-stand-out-for-awards

Ypsilanti's survival as a city is at stake as it weighs options to raise revenues
http://www.annarbor.com/news/opinion/ypsilantis-survival-as-a-city-is-at-stake/


Urbanism / Sustainability


Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/21/141591191/reinventing-fire-getting-beyond-fossil-fuels

Remembering Urban Growth, From Idea to Implementation
http://www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/10/remembering-urban-growth-from-idea-to-implementation/246787/#


Culture / Sports / People

Wings can flex financial muscle
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20111023/FREE/310239971/wings-can-flex-financial-muscle

Road Trip: Returning a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air to Its Detroit Roots
http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/road-trip-returning-a-55-chevy-bel-air-to-its-detroit-roots/

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