Sunday, October 23, 2011

News from Detroit 10.23.11


A Regional Vision for the Great Lakes

The parable of Detroit
So cheap, there’s hope

One House at a Time

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

How Startups Have Changed the Way American Business Thinks


LiveWorkDetroit showcases the city and introduces young jobseekers to potential employers

MARY KRAMER: Dem's Detroit idea gains GOP support

Editorial: Charter for a new Detroit is a giant step in direction of more accountable government

20% of Detroit in the dark, paper says

New Detroit hockey arena likely faces funding hurdles

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

'America's Urban Crisis': Book can be starting point for a talk about race, consequences of color-blind politics

National Policy / Politics

Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars In Finland

10 Things Still Made in America

Herman Cain unveils 'Opportunity Zones' in Detroit: 'I believe in empowering cities to help themselves'

Transit / Transportation

Regional Transit Authority for Southeast Michigan Now!

Waving a yellow flag

Editorial: Fix basics in Detroit area transit

Detroit-Windsor passenger ferry considered|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Feds working to boost transit manufacturing

Wayne County Saga

County inflated $5.5B investment claim|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Substantial involvement in development projects is needed to take credit, experts say|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Wayne County appointees, nonprofit targets of FBI subpoenas|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Airport official expresses concerns about Mullin under FBI probe

Flashpoint: Fallout Of Ficano Office Severance Scandal

Contracts paid Mullin backers $2M$2M

Rochelle Riley: Reactionary Ficano should take a whack at leading

Aerotropolis Plan Under Cloud Of Controversy

FBI subpoena focuses on Elder, Mullin, IT chief and local companies,-mullin,-it-chief-and-local-companies

Letters: Hold Robert Ficano accountable

Robert Ficano Target of a Recall Effort

Under fire, Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano pulls back on many generous perks

Answers to questions building around Ficano, Mullin

Business / Auto

The World's Greenest Companies

Google goes searching for Michigan small businesses

TechTown leadership change is real-life lesson for startups

Developer Eric Larson to oversee Ilitches' real estate as Olympia Development president

Velocity center aims to bring more defense, homeland security, advanced manufacturing jobs to Macomb County

The new Detroit model

Magic bullets in the form of advanced battery manufacturing

Michigan Policy / Politics / Economic Development

Snyder will speak about infrastructure

MEGA approves incentives for $29.3 million in new investments$29-3-million-in-new-investments/

The Right Place expands economic development focus to include Ionia county

Michigan film industry gets update: Incentives bill progressing|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Ann Arbor SPARK to Support Economic Development Council of Livingston County

Senate panel may give bridge vote another try today|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan gets $47 million in relief for transit riders

Regional News

What to do with Woodward

Extra cash? Metro Detroit officials advise to invest in real estate

Macomb County commissioners clash with Executive Mark Hackel|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Macomb adapting to new government

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

Urbanism / Sustainability

Reinventing Fire: Getting Beyond Fossil Fuels

Remembering Urban Growth, From Idea to Implementation

Culture / Sports / People

Wings can flex financial muscle

Road Trip: Returning a ‘55 Chevy Bel Air to Its Detroit Roots

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