Detroit

Suburbs Left in a Lurch as Companies Return to the Cities

As educated and highly skilled workers are returning to cities, the evidence suggests that large corporations are increasingly following them as well. McDonald's…

Ford Foundation Opens Detroit Office for First Time in 64 Years

After 64 years, the Ford Foundation is opening an office in Detroit again. Can the organization's work in social enterprise and impact investing…

JPMorgan Chase Doubles Down on Detroit Investment

JPMorgan Chase has increased its investment in Detroit by half -- from $100 million to $150 million. It's good news for the city,…

GM, Herman Miller Partner on Detroit Waste Diversion

GM is planning a billion-dollar office maker. And it's partnering with Herman Miller are partnering with the environmental firm Green Standards to find…

On the Eve of EV Chevy Bolt Rollout, GM Announces Layoffs

GM will lay off 2,000 workers at various assembly plants in Ohio and Michigan during the first quarter of next year, and will…

GM Churns 2 Million Water Bottles Into Fleece

General Motors recycled 2 million water bottles, many of which are from Flint, into products including winter coats for the homeless.

JPMorgan Chase’s $100M Investment in Detroit is Paying Off

Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the…

Ford to Make Car Parts From Captured CO2

Ford will soon use captured carbon dioxide to make foam and plastic for its vehicles.

Are Megacities the New World Order?

This quest to redefine urbanization, and to build and redesign 'smart cities,' may already be over. It is clear megacities -- 40 or…

Mobility in a Net-Zero World

Prominent thought leaders discuss autonomous vehicles, smart cities and mobility in a net-zero world.

Ford the Latest Company to Dump ALEC

Last fall, Ford Motor Co. revealed it was a financial contributor to ALEC. Following backlash, this week it became the latest company to…

Ford Promotes Teen Safe-Driving Program at Detroit Auto Show

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford devoted part of its floor-space to promote its teen safe-driving program.

GM-Lyft Agreement a Big Step Toward the Future of Mobility

This week’s agreement between GM and Lyft is an important milestone as we witness the definition of car ownership rapidly evolve.

Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to…

Michigan Good Food Fund Provides Loans to Expand Food Access

Michigan makes you think of cars instead of farms, but the truth is that the Wolverine State grows some of the best local…