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Dollar General adding 900 new stores in 2018

December 7, 2017 |

Dive Brief:

  • Dollar General posted a net sales of $5.9 billion in the third quarter, an 11% increase compared to the year-ago period, according to a press release. The deep discounter’s same-store sales rose 4.3%, which the company attributed to … Read More

Can Detroit become a textile manufacturing hub? Industry professionals think so

December 6, 2017 |

Two years ago, Steve Mazur and Eric Huang, co-founders of Detroit-based Ash & Erie, makers of shirts for shorter men, were searching for suppliers to produce their classic woven, button-down shirts in Detroit. They soon learned it was impractical and took … Read More

Rebound, Detroit!

December 1, 2017 |

Detroit’s historic David Whitney Building, once a treasure at the city’s gateway, had fallen into such dramatic disrepair that during the bleak days of municipal bankruptcy, it had trees growing from it. Then a symbol of Detroit’s disastrous decline, today … Read More

Downtown Madison Heights defies expectations

November 30, 2017 |

When you think of downtown Madison Heights, a traditional “Main Street” look and feel may not immediately come to mind. But that non-traditional feel is exactly what the city’s leadership is striving for.

The city’s leaders are continuing to work … Read More

Detroit named top 4 finalist for MLS expansion team

November 29, 2017 |

Detroit has been named one of four finalist cities for two Major League Soccer expansion teams, the league announced Wednesday morning.

The team behind the Detroit bid, Dan Gilbert and Tom Gores, are scheduled to make formal presentations to MLS … Read More

Brose to invest $105 million, add 300 jobs in Auburn Hills, New Boston

November 28, 2017 |
  • Brose to invest an additional $105 million toward local expansion
  • Plans to create 300 new jobs
  • Expansion is supported by $2.7 million grant from the state

Brose North America Inc. is further expanding its Southeast Michigan operations.

The … Read More

Detroit becoming a boomtown for convention business

November 27, 2017 |

 – The Motor City is returning to glory and is on its way to becoming a boomtown for conventions. The problem now is the number of hotel rooms: there’s not enough.

Five thousand hotel rooms sit in the city of Detroit.  Years … Read More

Troy recognized for developing positive entrepreneurial climate

November 20, 2017 |

The City of Troy has been recognized for contributing to Michigan’s entrepreneurial growth and economic development in the annual eCities study conducted by researchers at iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Troy was one of 184 communities in … Read More