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Ford investing $1.2B in 3 Michigan facilities for Bronco, other vehicles

March 28, 2017 |

(WXYZ) – Ford Motor Company announced today that it plans on investing $1.2 billion in three Michigan facilities.

The money will be funneled to the Michigan Assembly Plant, Ford Romeo Engine Plant and to help construct the company’s new advanced … Read More

Analyzing The Health Of Retail Locations Through Satellite Imagery

March 23, 2017 |

Many suburban shopping centers are facing difficulties these days. Location — as always — is one of the main elements defining potential retail succes. But how to predict what a location will do to a business on the long term? … Read More

The Alternative Facts About the Greening of Existing Buildings

March 7, 2017 |

I know what you’re thinking—existing buildings are giant energy hogs and a major cause of climate change.


The greening of existing buildings is all about the other kind of green: money.

Real estate is a hot topic at … Read More

A drone’s-eye view: Technology helps brokers sell real estate

January 30, 2017 |

Many real estate companies are turning to drone and video technology in the digital age to market their properties, and many high-profile Detroit projects — ranging from Little Caesars Arena to The Scott at Brush Park — have brought those … Read More

5 technologies reshaping retail in 2017 Robotics

January 20, 2017 |

New technologies continue to reshape retail interesting and unexpected ways. For example, the phrase “conversational commerce” was fairly unknown in retail entering 2016, but throughout last year, the sector took major steps into the conversational commerce era with new solutions … Read More

7 Surprising Trends That Could Disrupt the Housing Market in 2017

December 27, 2016 |

It’s been said that the only constant in life is change itself. Democrats give way to Republicans; hoverboards give way to Hatchables; the iPhone 6 gives way to the Note 7, which explodes and then ultimately paves the way for an iPhone … Read More

Amazon Go Doesn’t Have To Be The End Of The American Dream

December 20, 2016 |

Two weeks ago today, online retailer Amazon announced Amazon Go, a brick-and-mortar grocery store concept without checkout lines. Shoppers simply scan their smartphones when they enter the store, and the company’s detection technology tracks items that have been removed from the shelves, charging … Read More

General Motors to test self-driving cars on Michigan’s public roads

December 19, 2016 |

After the state of Michigan allowed the use of self-driving cars by private citizens, General Motors jumped on this opportunity as the auto giant will begin conducting road tests of their autonomous cars on Michigan’s public roads.

“Revolutionizing transportation for … Read More