The Institute of Museum and Library Services today that The Detroit Historical Society is among 10 recipients of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The nation’s highest honor given to libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities is attributed to the 1967 Detroit project.
allethub has named Holland the best small city in America to start a small business for the second-straight year. The West Michigan city of 33,000-plus people finished just ahead of St. George, Utah, Aberdeen, S.D., Wilson, N.C. and Cheyenne, Wyo.
The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker announced that the Mustang was the planet's best-selling sports coupe for the third consecutive year. Ford said it sold nearly 126,000 Mustang coupes and convertibles in 2017 across 146 different countries.
Henry Ford Health System (HFHS) received a $20-million donation for its new pancreatic cancer center that is expected to help develop new methods to detect the disease early on. The Detroit-based health system announced on Monday that the gift was from someone who wished to remain anonymous.
Jack and Annette Aronson celebrated the grand opening of the Great Lakes High-Pressure Processing Food Innovation Center in their former Taylor packing warehouse Thursday. The operation aims to extend the shelf life of food products and serve as an incubator for local food companies.
Jedco, Inc., a Grand Rapids firm that makes aerospace components, will invest $9 million in new machinery and equipment, creating 39 new jobs over the next 3 years. Jedco makes gas turbine engine parts and other components with a specialized focus on engineered flaps, seals, combustor cans and shields.
La Fiesta Chip Co., which has exploded onto the market in the past three years, is moving its manufacturing and headquarters from Ludington to Montague. The move will nearly triple the space in which the company will operate and includes additional land if further expansion is needed.
Howell Main Street Inc. was named the winner of the 2018 Great American Main Street Award by Main Street America Monday night in Kansas City. A jury comprised of economic development and historic preservation professionals from across the country selected Howell as this year's winner.
GM plans to invest more than $100 million in the two Michigan plants where it plans to build its Cruise AV driverless car and the high-tech roof modules required to guide the car without a driver.
Consumers Energy announced it plans to build a $20 million office building housing up to 275 employees on Grand Rapids' near West Side. The six-story office building will be in the heart of a resurgent neighborhood along Bridge Street NW that includes a new Meijer store, new housing and a burgeoning entertainment district.
Federal funds will help pay for a 6-mile, multi-use loop trail around Belle Isle Park in Detroit. U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters of Michigan say $750,000 is being provided by the National Park Service's Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program.
Fueled by strong sales in the last half of 2017 and early 2018, as well as $2 million in financing from Traverse City State Bank, Bellaire-based Short's Brewing is expanding its Elk Rapids production facility with the installation of a new canning line, additional fermentation tanks, upgraded brewing systems and new office space.
As part of Travel + Leisure Magazine "Best New Hotels in the World" list for 2018, the Detroit Foundation Hotel was among 56 chosen. The 100-room hotel opened in May 2017 inside Detroit's former fire department headquarters at 250 West Larned St., across from Cobo Center.
Emagine Entertainment is partnering with Detroit rapper Big Sean in a move to build a movie theater in or near Downtown Detroit. A location has yet to be selected, but the company anticipates having a new theater up and running by 2020.