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Zen and the art of motorcycle sales: Weekly regional business news roundup

Expansions in motorcycle sales, a law firm and your favorite (maybe?) pizza chain. Plus, Silicon Valley startups set up in Ann Arbor.

Bold plan for Northland mall unveiled

Parks, a pond, housing, retail, a hotel and more are envisioned for the 125-acre site.

Can Detroit rescue Silicon Valley?

Once, Silicon valley viewed the auto industry as a problem to be solved. Now, it may be the tech industry's lifeline.

Regional Transit Authority to meet

The RTA will meet today to address concerns about its 20-year master plan put forth by the executives of Macomb and Oakland counties.

Forward Cities nominee discusses scholarship for "mapping the world"

Detroiter Jerry Paffendorf of Loveland Technologies received a scholarship to the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festival earlier this month.

Developers take lead installing public art in downtown Detroit

Public art is fast becoming part of Detroit's redevelopment. According to artist Nicole MacDonald, it's "all about empowerment."

Brooksie Way minigrant deadline draws near

Have an idea to make your Oakland County community healthier and more active but need a little cash to make it happen? You have until July 15 to apply for a Brooksie Way Minigrant. 

What's a metro Detroiter?

Metromode's new managing editor, Nina Ignaczak, muses on what unites and divides us in southeast Michigan.

Emerging leaders convene to talk #solutionsjournalism

Metromode convened a group of emerging leaders to help advance our solutions journalism on metro Detroit's most pressing issues. Here's what they had to say, and here's your opportunity to weigh in.

Emerging leaders: Help us tell the story of metro Detroit

Are you an emerging leader in metro Detroit with big ideas about how to make the region better? If so, we want to hear from you! Apply now to join our editorial advisory board in partnership with Metro Matters. You'll have the opportunity to inform Metromode's solutions-based journalism on our region's most pressing issues.

U.S. Census Bureau says metro Detroit grew in 2015

As recently as 2009, metro Detroit experienced the largest population losses in the country. In 2015, the region grew, albeit modestly.

New data suggest that metro Detroit's 'brain drain' is over

According to new research from the Brookings Institution, metro Detroit leads the nation in retention of graduates of local colleges and universities.

Uncovering the Native American trails of southeast Michigan

Remnants of trails that guided native peoples through the region since time immemorial persist to this day, even if they aren't so obvious as they once were.

New center at MSU to help Michigan cities get finances in order

Michigan State University recently created a new center to help municipalities get their fiscal houses in order before they reach the point of financial emergency.

Southeast Michigan's second shipping container house completed in Royal Oak

On Rochester Road in Royal Oak, developer ModEco just completed construction of a house made from five shipping containers.
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