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Ford to add 800 jobs in Michigan to build transmissions

May 22, 2017 |

DETROIT—Ford said Friday that would invest $350 million in its Livonia, Mich., plant and add 800 jobs there to expand its lineup of transmissions.

The automaker said the investment will support the production of a new transmission for front-wheel-drive vehicles.

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Plymouth Township Sees increase in Industrial Values, Lures 70 Jobs, $52M Investment

May 16, 2017 |

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, MI — Manufacturing jobs are on their way to Plymouth Township. Oerlikon-Metco is bringing 70 jobs and investing $52 million into the construction of a 79,000-square-foot facility on Concept Drive.

The Swiss-based company, which is involved in a … Read More

Growth in American manufacturing jobs? It’s happening in Michigan

May 16, 2017 |


Today’s jobs report reinforces the slow yet steady recovery of the auto industry. Since 2009 when auto manufacturing jobs bottomed out at just over 600,000 jobs, the sector has seen steady improvement: back above 900,000 jobs for … Read More

Costco to begin on-demand grocery-delivery service in South Florida

May 11, 2017 |

Costco is beginning on-demand grocery delivery service in South Florida.

The chain this month expanded its partnership with San Francisco-based grocery delivery service Shipt, giving users of the Shipt mobile app in South Florida access to its massive … Read More

Construction jobs soar with Little Caesars Arena work

May 10, 2017 |

Detroit — Metro Detroit added 2,900 construction jobs in the last 12 months and has one of the highest job growth rates in the country, officials with the Associated General Contractors of America said on Tuesday.

The association released its … Read More

Big changes proposed to upscale Plymouth Twp. landmark

May 9, 2017 |

Massive changes topping $100 million are looming for the Inn at St. John’s, an upscale Plymouth Township landmark and former Catholic seminary that offers a luxury hotel, golfing, gourmet dining and events such as weddings, charity galas and corporate meetings.

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May 9, 2017 |

Broward County’s marketing slogan to recruit new companies is “Life. Less Taxing.”

That could become even more apropos, if President Donald Trump manages to sell his tax cut proposal to Congress.

As a state with no individual income tax, Florida … Read More

Historic firehouse to hot hotel: Repurposed buildings revel in their colorful pasts

May 4, 2017 |

This spring, at Detroit’s former Fire Department headquarters, uniformed “first-responders” will be making wake-up calls and delivering room-service breakfasts.

The 1929 neoclassical downtown landmark is set to open May 15 as the 100-room boutique Detroit Foundation Hotel. It’s part of … Read More