Sunday, January 15, 2012

News from Detroit 1-15-12


How an Innovative Region Can Help Grow Your Business

Michigan City Turns Down Millions of Dollars, Saying Federal Money Is Not Free

Flashpoint: Consolidation and auto show tour

How to Become a Social Intrapreneur

10 Emerging Sustainable Cities to Watch in 2012

Urbanizing the Suburban Street


Michigan business tax incentives get D+ in report (Rick Haglund column)

It's Not All About The Big 3: To Kick-Start Michigan's Economy, Rick DeVos Invests In Art & Startups

Editorial: Michigan finally moves to get business right

Editorial: How Rick Snyder can maintain his momentum in 2012

Can an old auto plant come back to life? West Michigan community aims to try

Snyder promises tweak to tax incentives|autoshowbreaking|text|FRONTPAGE

Gov. Rick Snyder's first year in office marked with victory, few defeats|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Rochelle Riley: Gov. Rick Snyder can expect some company at home on King Day Monday|newswell|text|Opinion|p

Michigan needs productive ‘midlife crisis’

4 replacement members join Michigan Strategic Fund

Michigan Starts Seed Fund for Collaborative IT Projects

Ron Dzwonkowski: Michigan showing more gray, no future in that

State is 'dithering' away opportunities in green industry (Viewpoint)


A Detroit Suburb’s Rejection of Transit Funds Outrages Local Businesspeople

Mark Hackel praises Macomb County, regional cooperation|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Mark Hackel announces Macomb County ethics board picks|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

HURON TWP: Township to play lesser role in Pinnacle foreclosure

Macomb County touts budget surplus for 2012

Business group cites progress on goals to boost Detroit regional economy

Editorial: Oakland County, too, must relinquish light-rail dreams|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Detroit an unlikely bright spot in national housing market

Hyundai will add 50 jobs after $15 million expansion to Washtenaw County technical center

TRENTON: Road completed in Pinnacle Aeropark development

Sustaining Ann Arbor’s Environmental Quality

Detroit Residents' Stress Still Higher than Healthy

Op/Ed: We Need More From Mass Transit


Despite progress, vacant buildings dot downtown


Guest commentary: Detroit needs a long-term economic growth plan

In a Detroit fire sale, assets might not prove worth much

Downtown Detroit's Big Booster

Dan Gilbert's Detroit Real Estate Deals Mark Ambitious Development Plan

Detroit Works debuts city-engagement project with energy, enthusiasm

Patent Office plans to open Detroit branch by July

Stories of Innovation and Hope in the Motor City

At Detroit Food Bank, Founders Are Gone, but a Mission Endures

Looking Up, Detroit Faces a New Crisis

Detroit City Charter's New Green Initiatives Raise Questions About Funding, Implementation


Ann Arbor and Michigan could learn a lesson from Europe on high-speed trains

Can light rail and bus rapid transit coexist on Woodward? The devil will be in the details

Detroit Light Rail Scaled Back To Streetcar

In Madrid’s Heart, Park Blooms Where a Freeway Once Blighted

Detroit to Reconsider Light-Rail Line

Aerotropolis searches for dollars, stability

2011's Biggest Transportation Failures

Mapping Detroit's future: Critical mass transit imagined

2012 CES: Benz’s Dr. Z Says Future is ‘Auto-Mobility,’ Not Automated Driving

Southeast Michigan Regional Transportation Authority, Light Rail Efforts Making Progress

Commentary: Transportation key to young staying in state

Why trains are important (even for car guys)

Innovate or Be Overtaken, Energy Secretary Tells Automakers

Three Cities, Three Tales of Tenuous Transit Plans

Plans for high-speed rail are slowing down

Freakonomics Quorum: Can Amtrak Ever Be Profitable?


From Vacant to Vibrant

Detroit in High Gear

Little Engines of Creativity, Spinning Freely in the Motor City

Ohio, Missouri govs court auto industry for investment

Work, Reimagined: Detroit Gets Creative

The New Start-up Scene: From Silicon Strip to Silicon Mitten

Detroit Regional Chamber launches initiative to attract automotive business to Michigan

Revitalized Detroit Makes Bold Bets on New Models

Editorial: The star of the auto show -- fuel economy

Obama touts 'Outsource to Detroit'

Biz, communities see electric-car charging stations as positive move

The Future of Car Tech: Efficiency, Automation, and Sharing

Coming to Terms With Today’s Supply Chain Challenges


Green City Diaries: The journey begins now

Questioning the Rust-Belt-Cities-as-Laboratories Concept

The Case for Congestion

The Best, and Worst, News For U.S. Cities In 2011

Cities look to philanthropy as economic development tool

'Cool cities' still a valid idea (Rick Haglund column)

Warning of Urban 1959

Great Ideas for Senior-Friendly Communities

6 Signs that Mark the Path to Sustainable Road Design


Longtime Detroit Port Authority board member Art Blackwell leaving

Group: 40 Wayne County retirees make $100K or more in pensions$100K-or-more-in-pensions

Former personnel director testifies Elder approved Mullin's severance

Wayne Co. rotten with cronyism

Ficano's former top deputy alleges severance cover-up

Elder promised $300,000 severance, sues Wayne County; says Ficano was not truthful

Mullin demands retraction, new lawsuit could be in the works

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