Auto show officials reported a total ticketed attendance for the entire show at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit was 806,554. The estimated economic impact of the 2017 Detroit auto show was $450 million, according to auto show organizers, up $20 million from last year's estimates.
Jack White's record label, Third Man Records, will open its vinyl production facility Feb. 25 in Detroit. It will include 8 new presses with the capabilities of producing 5,000 records an hour
Detroit has been named a member of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Innovation Team program, making the city eligible for up to three years of $500,000 grants. The money is to be used to focus on improving city life through the development of new and novel solutions to issues faced by city residents.
ZF, a German automotive supplier, announced at the Detroit auto show that they are looking to create 800 new jobs. Many of these jobs would be in Northville at the company's technical center.
The Detroit Zoo smashed its all-time attendance record in 2016. It attracted 1,698,053 visitors in 2016, exceeding a goal of 1.5 million. It's the 11th consecutive year the Zoo's attendance has surpassed one million.
Ford is investing $700 million at its Flat Rock Assembly Plant as part of a plan to bring to market 13 electrified vehicles. The plans include an F-150 hybrid, Mustang hybrid and a fully electric SUV with a 300-mile electric range.
Custom Profile, Inc. announced it will be moving the production from a Wisconsin company it recently acquired to its operations at 2535 Waldorf Court NW. The company is expected to add 54 new jobs and invest $2.28 million to support the relocation over the next three years.
Katoi, a Thai-inspired restaurant in Detroit's Corktown, is among Thrillist's 2016 Top 12 Best New Restaurants in America. Katoi was also recognized by Eater Detroit for the 2016 Restaurant of the Year Award in mid-November.
Gabriel, a Denmark-based supplier to the furniture industry, will open its first North American manufacturing operation in a former furniture factory on the city's West Side. The company will create 56 jobs and invest $1.5 million into the facility.
Men's Journal, a monthly lifestyle magazine focused on a variety of topics related to men, recently published a story identifying the 101 best beers in America featuring Founder's KBS and Bell's Two-Hearted Ale. Tapistry Brewing (Bridgman) and Stormcloud Brewing (Frankfort) are also mentioned.
Michigan State University is getting up to $122.5 million in funding over five years for the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory. The agreement with the National Science Foundation allows for continuing funding to support research in nuclear and accelerator science.