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Metro Detroit home prices expected to rise as competition brews

April 12, 2018 |
  • Inventory was down year-over-year nearly 30 percent in March
  • Prices up 4.6 percent
  • Options could become more constrained for first-time buyers

Real estate experts anticipate “for sale” signs to populate lawns in larger numbers during the second quarter … Read More

Michigan Ranked Third Nationally in Tech Job Growth After Adding 13K+ Jobs in 2017

March 29, 2018 |

Cyberstates 2018, an annual analysis of the nation’s tech industry published by CompTIA, today reported that last year Michigan ranked third in the nation in tech job growth, behind California and Texas. Michigan’s tech industry expanded by an estimated 13,161 … Read More

Tech firm to add 300 jobs in Ann Arbor with $4.17 million expansion

March 28, 2018 |
  • Silicon Valley-based Nexient employs 250 in Ann Arbor
  • Most clients are outside Michigan
  • $4.17 million expansion planned over three years

Software developer Nexient is digging deeper roots at its Ann Arbor-area technology hub with a planned $4.17 million … Read More

New $5.4B regional transit plan costs more, adds more destinations

March 16, 2018 |

A new 1.5-mill, 20-year metro Detroit regional transit plan Wayne County Executive Warren Evans presented Thursday promises more service for more areas in southeast Michigan than the plan rejected by voters in 2016.

But with political opposition from officials in … Read More

Midtown Delray development project inches closer to approval

March 8, 2018 |

A redevelopment project called Midtown Delray is a step closer to coming to the city’s downtown, bringing with it promises of more than a thousand jobs and millions in tax revenue for the city.

The $140 million plan would bring … Read More

Amazon’s HQ2 selection process has South Florida busy meeting ‘intensive’ data requests

March 6, 2018 |

Since making the list of 20 finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, South Florida’s economic development leaders have been busy tackling “intensive” data requests from the e-commerce giant.

At stake for South Florida: 50,000 jobs and $5 billion in investment.

During a panel … Read More

Virgin Voyages to Create 300 New Jobs at New Headquarters in Broward County

February 15, 2018 |

Published Wednesday, February 14, 2018

PLANTATION, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott announced that Virgin Voyages, a new cruise company by the global Virgin brands, has selected Plantation for their new headquarters, which will create 300 new jobs. The company will also … Read More

Oakland County Draws Record $1.2B in Investment Representing 62 Companies and 9,500 Jobs in 2017

February 9, 2018 |

Wednesday, Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson announced 2017 was a record year, with 62 companies investing $1.2 billion and creating 9,500 jobs, while retaining 8,400 jobs.

“That means more than one company per week is locating or expanding in … Read More