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Dan Gilbert proposes Detroit’s tallest building on old Hudson’s site

February 22, 2017 |

Businessman Dan Gilbert is proposing to build what would be Detroit’s tallest building on the old Hudson’s site.

The project would be many things at once — an architectural icon, a hub for technology and the signature element of Gilbert’s … Read More

Report: Michigan Housing Permits Rise 11.7 Percent in 2016

February 21, 2017 |

Final numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate a total of 15,716 permits were issued throughout Michigan for new home construction in 2016, representing an increase of 11.7 percent over the total of 13,581 permits in 2015. The 2016 year-end … Read More

Livonia-based Pet Supplies Plus Plans to Add 60 Stores This Year, Grow to 450 Locations

February 17, 2017 |

Livonia-based Pet Supplies Plus, the nation’s largest pet franchise, today announced it will open 60 stores this year. The expansion will give the franchise 450 locations throughout the country, more than half of which are independently-owned businesses.

The new locations … Read More

2 metro Detroit companies plan investments totaling $4.4 million

February 17, 2017 |

Two metro Detroit companies are preparing for expansions that are expected to create a total investment of $4.4 million and 129 jobs for the local economy, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Troy-based Detroit Engineered Products Inc., a global … Read More

Growth motivates new Detroit Metro Airport CEO

February 15, 2017 |

Romulus — Passenger growth is taking off at Detroit Metro Airport, and that’s just one reason Joseph Nardone is excited about taking over as CEO.

He’s also high on the gleaming new restaurants that provided the backdrop during a recent … Read More

Ford plans $200M wind tunnel complex in Allen Park

February 15, 2017 |

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) – Ford Motor Co. plans to build a $200 million aerodynamic testing facility in suburban Detroit.

The Dearborn-based automaker announced Wednesday that the wind tunnel complex will be on 13 acres next to Ford’s current … Read More

There’s good news, with caution, for commercial real estate under President Trump

February 14, 2017 |

A great deal of uncertainty still hangs over the economy, financial markets and commercial real estate as the new administration settles in at the White House. But President Donald Trump’s initial actions appear to create positive tail winds for commercial … Read More

Report: Payless could shutter up to 1,000 stores

February 13, 2017 |

Dive Brief:

  • Payless is working on a restructuring plan that could entail closing as many as 1,000 stores, Bloomberg reports. A Payless spokesperson declined to comment to Retail Dive on the report.
  • If the footwear retailer can’t come to … Read More