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Mar 12th 2017

Switch Opens New Data Center in Grand Rapids

The former Steelcase pyramid in Kent County is now officially open as the Switch Grand Rapids data center. Switch has promised to hire 1,000 permanent jobs over a 10-year period.

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Mar 11th 2017

Rock Connections to Add 500 Workers this Year

A call center company spun off from Quicken Loans' telephone-focused mortgage sales operation is planning to add 500 employees by year's end and looking for additional office space in downtown Detroit.

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Mar 03rd 2017

Credit Acceptance to Invest $33M, Add More than 500 Jobs

Subprime auto finance company, Credit Acceptance plans to invest $33 million in its infrastructure and create approximately 530 new jobs.

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Feb 28th 2017

Grupo Antolin to open $61.2M plant; Create 430 Jobs

Antolin Shelby Inc., a newly-formed subsidiary of Grupo Antolin, will lease a 350,000-square-foot building that is under construction in Shelby Township with plans to open a $61.2M manufacturing plant. The project is expected to create 430 new jobs.

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Jan 23rd 2017

2017 Detroit Auto Show Attendance Exceeds 800,000

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.

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Jan 20th 2017

Jack White's Record Label Set to Open Vinyl Production Facility

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

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Jan 17th 2017

Detroit to Receive Grant Money from Bloomberg Philathropies

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.

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Jan 05th 2017

German Auto Supplier to Bring 800 New Jobs

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.

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Jan 04th 2017

Detroit Zoo Sets All-time Attendance Record

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.

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Jan 03rd 2017

Ford to Add 700 Jobs in Flat Rock

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.

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