Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit

Google signs lease to open office in downtown Detroit

Google has signed a lease with Olympia Development and The District Detroit to open a 29,178-sq.-ft. office at 52 East Henry St. More than 100 employees will occupy the office, which will be alongside Little Caesars Arena. It will  open next spring. “The city of Detroit has a rich history of culture and innovation, and […]

Entrepreneurs share their stories in elevators in new MEDC show – a true elevator pitch

Entrepreneurs share their stories in elevators in new MEDC show – a true elevator pitch

If you’ve watched Jerry Seinfeld’s web series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” you’ve listened to some pretty interesting, and sometimes quirky, stories as Seinfeld and his guest take a ride in a cool car and have hilarious, and sometimes insightful conversations – all while going to get coffee. Ever open to new ideas, the Michigan […]

Detroit submits bid for Amazon HQ2

Detroit submits bid for Amazon HQ2

Detroit’s bid is on the way for Amazon’s second headquarters called HQ2. It wasn’t just a Detroit city bid. The entire region collaborated. The goal is to show the world Detroit was made to move. The stakes are huge. Amazon’s brings with it 50,000 jobs and would add to the innovative culture Detroit has cultivated […]

SmartOffice from Comcast lets small, mid-size businesses monitor locations

SmartOffice from Comcast lets small, mid-size businesses monitor locations

A new product from Comcast is giving small- and mid-size businesses the green light to monitor their businesses remotely and on-site and keep them safer. SmartOffice, which provides 24-hour video surveillance, lets businesses record, store, access, and share surveillance video 24×7. It also provides secure cloud storage and instant access via mobile devices and has […]

Ally ends stellar month of “Giving Back”

Ally ends stellar month of “Giving Back”

When it comes to charity Ally Financial employees believe in getting into the trenches. To celebrate its fifth anniversary of “Giving Back Month,” the company not only hosted 120 volunteer events nationwide, its Detroit team members packed a record-breaking 41 tons of food to help feed thousands of local residents. Observed in November, “Giving Back […]

DTE Energy & Consumers Energy look for young people to start work in the energy field

DTE Energy & Consumers Energy look for young people to start work in the energy field

DTE and Consumers has plans to brighten up some futures and some resumes and jumpstart young people’s interest in careers in energy. It’s asking on high school- and college-age kids to come work for the company after graduation and providing education avenues to encourage them. There’s a good reason. In Michigan approximately 50 percent of […]

Mission in Michigan: McDonald’s VP wants to ‘energize’ and give back

Mission in Michigan: McDonald’s VP wants to ‘energize’ and give back

Many customers overlooked the new kid who’d just started his first job at a Miami McDonald’s. It was 1984 and 16-year-old Marcos Quesada hadn’t even learned to speak English. Fortunately, his grandfather, a farmer, and his mother, a nurse aide, taught him a few values that extended beyond communication barriers. Quesada spoke the languages of […]

Lear opens new Innovation Center in downtown Detroit

Lear opens new Innovation Center in downtown Detroit

Automotive seats in coming years will reflect the collaboration announced this week between Wayne State University engineers, College for Creative Studies design students and Lear Corporation. The Southfield-based auto supplier opened a $10-million Innovation Center in downtown Detroit to accomplish this goal. “We are very excited to be opening a new Innovation and Design Center […]