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Aerospace defense contractor to invest $344.5 movie into old Pontiac movie site

June 28, 2017 |

Defense contractor Williams International Co. LLC is set to make a $344.5 million investment in Pontiac to grow its aerospace engineering and future manufacturing operations at what was once an active multi-lot film production studio.

The company will purchase four … Read More

City of Troy eyes massive changes, creation of downtown

June 27, 2017 |

TROY, Mich. (WXYZ) – The city of Troy is looking into what it would look like to have a true downtown area.

The largest city in Oakland County is full of retail, restaurants and businesses but it currently lacks a … Read More

City expected to advance 6-story office building plans

June 27, 2017 |

ROYAL OAK — Commissioners are expected to give their go-ahead Monday night to lawyers tasked with finalizing development agreement documents for a new six-story office building in the existing Royal Oak City Hall parking lot.

Commissioners were expected to take … Read More plans 2nd Michigan center that would employ 1,600, sources say

June 26, 2017 | is planning to open a second Southeast Michigan fulfillment center in Romulus with 1,600 new jobs, and the Michigan Strategic Fund’s board will consider a $5 million business development grant Tuesday for the expansion, Crain’s has learned.

The Michigan … Read More

Can Detroit become America’s next fashion hub?

June 26, 2017 |

When he was little, Nelson Sanders remembers his parents dressing up almost every time they went out. And his parents weren’t the only adults in Detroit who cared about their appearance after they took off the work clothes.

“There was … Read More

6 ways the Amazon-Whole Foods deal could impact the grocery industry

June 22, 2017 |

Last week was one most U.S. grocers would like to forget.

First came news that Aldi would invest $3.4 billion to increase its store count by nearly a thousand locations. Three days later, fellow discounter Lidl opened its doors, ushering … Read More

Defense contractor could invest $300M, bring 900 jobs to Pontiac

June 22, 2017 |

Defense contractor Williams International Co. LLC wants to invest more than $300 million over the next five years into two abandoned Pontiac sites, should the company receive the tax exemption they’re currently seeking from the city.

Williams International is looking … Read More

A neighborhood perspective: How The Platform is thinking differently about Detroit development

June 21, 2017 |

Shortly after developers Peter Cummings and Dietrich Knoer partnered on purchasing the New Center’s iconic Fisher and Kahn buildings in 2015, Knoer extended a rather unusual invitation to Cummings: a 4:30 a.m. breakfast at Eastern Market.

Cummings agreed to the … Read More