Sunday, February 12, 2012

News from Detroit & Michigan 2/12/12

FEATURED

Rise and Shine, Detroit
http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/city-guides/detroit-traveler/

"Lemonade: Detroit" 17-minute short
http://vimeo.com/28279409

Why Companies Fail
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/03/why-companies-fail/8887/

A Root Cause of the Mortgage Crisis: The Smoking Gun
http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/dgoldstein/a_root_cause_of_the_mortgage_c.html

Watch SNL Parody Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Super Bowl Spot
http://gawker.com/5884370/watch-snl-parody-clint-eastwoods-chrysler-super-bowl-spot

KEITH CRAIN: It is time to fire some of our politicians
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120212/SUB01/302129965/keith-crain-it-is-time-to-fire-some-of-our-politicians


MICHIGAN POLICY / ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Editorial: Michigan cities need fresh financing ideas, not revenue cuts
http://www.freep.com/article/20120130/OPINION01/201300309/Editorial-Michigan-cities-need-fresh-financing-ideas-not-revenue-cuts?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

3 Michigan cities rank in top 10 nationwide in manufacturing job growth, other sectors
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/01/michigan_metros_top_list_for_j.html

Michigan is breeding poverty
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120212/OPINION03/202120303/Michigan-breeding-poverty?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Regions want ‘aerotropolis’ entity to turn transportation centers into development engines
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120208/FREE/120209918/regions-want-8216-aerotropolis-8217-entity-to-turn-transportation

Michigan economic development budget increased under Gov. Snyder's proposal
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/02/michigan_economic_development_5.html

Snyder budget: More for education, public safety, cities
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/POLITICS02/202090421/Snyder-spending-plan-targets-schools-crime-roads?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

Michigan Takes On Its Deadly Cities
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203363504577187404227466474.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

Pure Michigan Venture Match Fund promises up to $3M VC match
http://www.metromodemedia.com/innovationnews/puremichiganventurematchfund0241.aspx

Business Leaders for Michigan has ambitious plan to create 500,000 jobs, but how to fund it? (Rick Haglund column)
http://www.mlive.com/business/index.ssf/2012/02/business_leaders_for_michigan_1.html

Michigan's business climate has taken a turn for the better
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/michigans-business-climate-has-taken-a-turn-for-the-better/

Entrepreneurs cite 4 emerging opportunities to accelerate Michigan's economic recovery
http://www.annarbor.com/business-review/entrepreneurs-cite-4-emerging-opportunities-to-accelerate-michigans-economic-recovery/

Surplus Surprises Michigan, but Is It Safe to Spend Again?
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/09/us/surplus-surprises-michigan-but-is-it-safe-to-spend-again.html


BUSINESS / AUTO

Can American manufacturing really be cornerstone of economic revival?
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/0208/Can-American-manufacturing-really-be-cornerstone-of-economic-revival

Where the Jobs Will Be in 2020
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2012/02/where-jobs-will-be-2020/1153/

Study trumpets $5 billion-a-year potential for renewable-energy industry in Michigan
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120207/FREE/120209929


DETROIT

Outrage grows on towing in Detroit
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120130/METRO01/201300358/Outrage-grows-towing-Detroit?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

DailyCandy Goes to Detroit
http://www.dailycandy.com/chicago/flipbook/118947/Things-to-Do-in-Detroit#slide=1

'Live Midtown' initiative kicks off for second year
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120125/BIZ/201250394

Meeting Detroit’s brain gain challenge
http://blog.thedetroithub.com/2012/01/27/meeting-detroits-brain-gain-challenge/

Eastern Market: A Food Hub for Metro Detroit and Beyond
http://www.metromodemedia.com/features/metrodetroitfoodhub0241.aspx?utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Eastern+Market%3a+A+Food+Hub+for+Metro+Detroit+and+Beyond&utm_content={Email_Address}&utm_campaign=Connecting+The+Dots

Detroit Is America's Heartbeat
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-cherrin/detroit-is-americas-heart_b_1261655.html

Detroit trying 'Broken Windows' community policing
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46358349/ns/local_news-detroit_mi/t/detroit-trying-broken-windows-community-policing/?fb_ref=.TzfR3rCOdh4.like&fb_source=home_oneline

A refreshed Detroit Works Project explores the city's long-range solutions one Detroiter at a time
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/a_refreshed_detroit_works_proj.html

Building A Better City Council by District Map
http://newsletter.datadrivendetroit.org/2012/02/03/city-council-by-districts-building-a-better-district-map/?utm_source=D3+Newsletter+-+January+2012+-+City+Council+Districts&utm_campaign=City+Council+Districts&utm_medium=email

A conversation with Detroit Works Project consultant Toni Griffin
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/a_conversation_with_detroit_wo.html

"I Am Detroit, and So Can You," Says New Film
http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/i-am-detroit-and-so-can-you-says-new-film-after-the-factory.php

A Detroit community plans for survival
http://metrotimes.com/columns/a-detroit-community-plans-for-survival-1.1265197

Global Detroit: Welcoming immigrants equals economic impact
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/globaldetroit212.aspx

Live Midtown: Subsidies drive residential demand, new development in Detroit neighborhood
http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2012/02/living_midtown_subsidies_encou.html


REGIONAL NEWS

The Auburn Hills Story
http://vimeo.com/35708919

State of Oakland County: Patterson points to $4.4 billion in investments, 66,000-plus jobs in past decade
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120208/FREE/120209911/state-of-oakland-county-patterson-points-to-4-4-billion-in

Oakland County Executive Patterson touts budget surplus, jobs in speech
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO02/202090380/Oakland-County-Executive-Patterson-touts-budget-surplus-jobs-speech?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

Putting Cobo center stage
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120205/SUB01/120209953/putting-cobo-center-stage

Commentary: New patent office signals region's role in innovation
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120207/OPINION01/202070320/1008/opinion01/Commentary-New-patent-office-signals-region-s-role-innovation

Pursuing Pontiac’s potential
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120129/SUB01/301299956/pursuing-pontiac-8217-s-potential

Bing: Metro Detroit needs parks
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120210/METRO/202100357/1409/metro/Bing-Metro-Detroit-needs-parks

Hackel, Macomb board in power struggle
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO03/202090383/Hackel-Macomb-board-power-struggle?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Hackel Honors Communities for Shared Services
http://stclairshores.patch.com/articles/hackel-honors-communties-for-shared-services

ANN ARBOR: City talks sustainable uses of land, sees large turnout
http://www.heritage.com/articles/2012/02/11/ann_arbor_journal/news/doc4f368e2f6d3bc112593293.txt

Report: Cobo Center more than doubled revenue, cut subsidies in latest fiscal year
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120210/FREE/120219980/report-cobo-center-more-than-doubled-revenue-cut-subsidies-in


DETROIT BUSINESS

Dan Gilbert buys Federal Reserve building in Detroit
http://www.freep.com/article/20120130/BUSINESS06/120130030

New restaurant bets on Corktown
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120208/BIZ/202080326/New-restaurant-bets-Corktown?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Can Detroit be a global leader for 'Homeshoring' jobs?
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/galaxesolutionsfeat112.aspx

Brewery/Loft Potential at The Al Deeby Dodge Building
http://detroit.curbed.com/archives/2012/02/a-car-dealship-with-potential-the-al-deeby-dodge-building.php

New Detroit tech hub advances exec’s downtown vision
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/new-detroit-tech-hub-advances-execs-downtown-vision/1836

Buffalo Wild Wings to open in Detroit near Campus Martius, Greektown
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120210/FREE/120219982


CULTURE

Youth Neighborhood News visits the Auto Show
http://www.youtube.com/ynndetroit

The Myth of the Disconnected Life
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/02/the-myth-of-the-disconnected-life/252672/

Imported to Detroit: Overcoming culture shock with a little help from new friends
http://www.modeldmedia.com/features/importedtodetroit1121.aspx

Pointer helps revitalize Detroit, one neighborhood at a time
http://grossepointetoday.com/people/002619-pointer-helps-revitalize-detroitone-neighborhood-time


TRANSPORTATION / TRANSIT

Non-starter: Republican transportation bill is dead on arrival 17
http://grist.org/politics/non-starter-republican-transportation-bill-gets-stripped-down/

Metro Airport reports cargo traffic increase
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120201/BIZ/202010349/Metro-Airport-reports-cargo-traffic-increase?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Snyder not yet on board with M1
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120205/FREE/302059999

Op/Ed: Regional Transportation is Worth the Investment
http://farmington-mi.patch.com/articles/op-ed-regional-transportation-is-worth-the-investment

$2 million U.S. grant expands to explore transit options for all of Woodward Ave.
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120207/FREE/120209926

Regional mass transit effort expands to include all of Woodward Ave.
http://www.metromodemedia.com/devnews/0209regmasstrans0242.aspx

To fix roads, gas tax, fees must go up
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120203/OPINION03/202030357/To-fix-roads-gas-tax-fees-must-go-up?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s

Port Authority seeks OK to invest in inland projects, change ballast law
http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20120129/SUB01/301299963/port-authority-seeks-ok-to-invest-in-inland-projects-change-ballast


NATIONAL POLICY / POLITICS

Forget gas prices - It's the cost that counts
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/energy-a-environment/207773-forget-gas-prices-its-the-cost-that-counts

Super Bowl ads offer two views of national anxieties
http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/08/opinion/liu-eastwood-hoekstra/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

Taking Credit for Michigan's Rise
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203824904577213452512209514.html?mod=googlenews_wsj


CITIES

On a sustainable street, there are no jaywalkers
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/on-a-sustainable-street-there-are-no-jaywalkers

Call to Arms
http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20120210/call-to-arms

Building green cities using public/private partnerships
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Green-Economics/2012/0130/Building-green-cities-using-public-private-partnerships

U.S. Cities Are Losing 4 Million Trees a Year
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/02/us-cities-are-losing-4-million-trees-year/1183/

When the best way to save a neighborhood is to tear it down
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/when-the-best-way-to-save-a-neighborhood-is-to-tear-it-down/2012/01/31/gIQABD4M4Q_story.html

Looking for awesome transit? Follow the money
http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/looking-for-awesome-transit-follow-the-money


BOB FICANO / WAYNE COUNTY

Public payroll fuels Ficano political machine
http://www.freep.com/article/20120205/NEWS02/202050459/Public-payroll-fuels-Ficano-political-machine

Spending by ex-Ficano aide raises eyebrows
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120207/METRO01/202070363/

Letters: Time to clean house in Wayne County
http://www.freep.com/article/20120211/OPINION04/202110314/Letters-Time-to-clean-house-in-Wayne-County

Ficano faces state probe of Medicaid spending by county
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO01/202090440/Wayne-Co-faces-Medicaid-fraud-probe?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

LeDuff Asks Ficano about Chauffeurs
http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/leduff-asks-ficano-about-chauffeurs-20120209-ms

Ficano to issue ethics reforms
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120209/METRO01/202090393/Ficano-to-issue-ethics-reforms

In Robert Ficano's words: Mistakes don't define me
http://www.freep.com/article/20120205/NEWS02/202050457/In-Robert-Ficano-s-words-Mistakes-don-t-define-me

Editorial: Patience is wearing out for Ficano to speak up
http://www.freep.com/article/20120205/OPINION01/202050444/Editorial-Patience-is-wearing-out-for-Ficano-to-speak-up

File: Ex-Ficano aide's resignation 'voluntary'
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120203/METRO01/202030368/1409/metro/File-Ex-Ficano-aide-s-resignation-voluntary-

Ruling: Wayne Co. Airport Authority violated open meetings law
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120211/METRO01/202110345/Ruling-Wayne-Co-Airport-Authority-violated-open-meetings-law?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|s


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