Category Archives: Detroit

DTE plans 10-acre solar array in Detroit.

DETROIT — Detroit Free Press reported DTE Energy plans to develop a large solar energy array on 10 acres in Detroit — a project designed to help stabilize a west-side neighborhood and make use of vacant public property. The solar array would be built ...

Stoneridge envisions new HQ, jobs in Detroit area.

NOVI, Mich. — Stoneridge, a vehicle vision system company, plans to bring its corporate headquarters to Novi, and expand its presence in the Detroit metropolitan area. Supported by Michigan Business Development Program grant, workforce training funding ...

GM partners with Lyft to create on-demand vehicle fleet.

SAN FRANCISCO – General Motors and Lyft today announced a long-term strategic alliance to create an integrated network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the U.S. GM will invest $500 million in Lyft to help the company continue the rapid growth of its ...

iRule lets you rule your house.

DETROIT — iRule began six years ago when Itai Ben-Gal was dissatisfied with an iPhone app. The company now has about 25 employees, 20,000 customers and more than $1 million in revenues and sales. iRule is based in the M@dison Building in downtown De ...

UAW signs Ford Motor contract, guaranteeing 8,500 jobs.

DETROIT — The approximately 52,000 rank-and-file UAW workers at Ford Motor’s U.S. facilities have ratified a new, four-year contract with the automaker. The agreement includes $9 billion in U.S. product commitments, about half earmaked for plant ...

MEDC, Citizens Bank award 70 micro-grants in Detroit.

DETROIT —  A total of $175,500 was distributed through 70 micro-grants to members Michigan’s small business and entrepreneur community. The awards announcement was made at Detroit’s historic Eastern Market. The grants will be used for new equip ...

Nike to open Detroit Community Store this spring.

DETROIT — Nike plans to open a two-level, 22,000-square-foot storefront along Woodward Avenue in downtown Detroit this spring. The company’s sixth Community Store will feature Nike’s performance products and experiences. The Community Store ...

Sakthi hiring 400 for Detroit plant.

DETROIT — Sakthi Automotive Group USA, a subsidiary of Sakthi Group, will invest $60 million in its expansion in Detroit. The company will produce aluminum castings for tier-one suppliers and automakers. It plans to hire nearly 400 workers. The manuf ...