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June 11, 2018 |

Houston, Texas (June 11, 2018) –  Friedman Real Estate, one of the nation’s leading providers of commercial real estate services, is expanding into Texas, and is pleased to announce the opening of its new Houston office, located at … Read More

What urban revival? In Michigan, residents still flock to suburbs

June 5, 2018 |

For all the talk about the renaissance of Detroit and Grand Rapids, it turns out suburbs haven’t lost their allure.

With new homes and good schools, they’re driving the biggest population growth in Michigan as tens of thousands flock into … Read More

Companies in Ionia, Oak Park and Spring Lake, Michigan, Plan Expansion

June 1, 2018 |

Three companies are planning expansions in The Great Lake State with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation reported the projects are expected to generate $13.6 million in total private investment and create 243 jobs in … Read More

Vacant For Decades, Detroit’s Train Station May Get New Life

May 29, 2018 |

The last train left Michigan Central Station 30 years ago and it has stood vacant ever since, a hulking embodiment of Detroit’s long decline from America’s manufacturing engine to its biggest municipal bankruptcy.

The 105-year-old building that once handled all … Read More

3 Michigan state parks add water playgrounds for summer

May 23, 2018 |

Three Michigan state parks are going to make a huge splash this summer.

Van Riper Park in the Upper Peninsula, Brighton Recreation Area and Holly Recreation Area are all opening an aquatic adventure or “floating playground” for the whole family. … Read More

Smoothie King plans to expand to Michigan, open 50 juice bars

May 16, 2018 |

NEW ORLEANS, May 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Smoothie King, the leading smoothie company with more than 960 locations worldwide, continues its record-setting growth with a new franchise partner that will bring the brand to Michigan in 2018.

Christopher Klebba, president of Northern Diamond Management, and … Read More

Restaurant operators expect growth in 2018, but challenged by labor shortage

May 9, 2018 |
  • Labor supply is short of restaurant demand for workers statewide
  • Labor costs in first quarter exceeded 2017
  • Restaurateurs predict more than 4 percent growth in sales and patrons in 2018

The Michigan Restaurant Association’s first quarter industry report … Read More

3 Colleges In Michigan Among Best Value: Report

April 26, 2018 |

At many colleges and universities, the deadline for admitted students to put down a deposit is right around the corner — some as early as Tuesday. With that in mind, Forbes has ranked its best value colleges in America for … Read More