For investors and travelers, it’s a whole new Detroit

Detroit Free Press: November 9, 2014

Detroit is shaping up to be a destination, a good investment and a growth opportunity in the eyes of the world. What a difference a quick trip through bankruptcy can make. Outsiders are booking conventions, moving businesses downtown, buying bonds and looking to make money by investing in a city expected to grow faster than the U.S. gross domestic product annual growth rate of 2%.

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Chamber Chiefs: Detroit’s Brand, Health Matter to all of Michigan

Livingston Daily: October 8, 2014

Detroit matters. Communities must work together. And voters electing business-friendly leaders has helped improve the economy in Michigan. Those were three messages Rich Studley, president and CEO of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Chamber, hammered home to roughly 80 people attending the inaugural First Tuesday Power Lunch at Oak Pointe Country Club in Genoa Township. The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, and DTE Energy was the major sponsor.

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Detroit automakers vs. Hollywood filmmakers for top digital design talent

Automotive News: September 23, 2014

When it comes to hiring hot young car designers, Detroit’s automakers face tough competition from an unlikely but glamorous source: Hollywood. Ralph Gilles, head of design for Chrysler Group, told an audience in Detroit this morning that both moviemakers and carmakers use the same powerful software to digitally design their products.

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