Cars aside, it seems the there's tough competition among Detroit's automakers when it comes to talent, IT talent in particular. General Motors Corp.
plans to hire another 400 IT workers this year, another 250 could land at Ford Motor Co.
, and an undisclosed, yet smaller amount at Chrysler Group LLC.
But where those employees will be found – if not from local companies – was the focus of a discussion by the IT leaders of the three …more »
Dear readers: As Michigan goes, so does the rest of the country not
go. For much of the past decade, that statement rang true on many levels as the Mitten's economy sputtered, unemployment spiked and two of its largest companies nearly went bankrupt. Even before the Great Recession, Michigan was riding an eight-year streak of job losses and stagnant growth. So it might be a surprise that the saying above is actually a compliment made very recently by the National Venture …more »
Fountains with chocolate on every corner? Bodily humor involved in the national anthem? How about cartoons playing around the clock on every street corner. Well, that's not the vision that sixth-, seventh- and 8th-graders had Monday at the 20th annual Michigan Regional Future City Competition
, sponsored and organized by The Engineering Society of Detroit
. After challenging 25 teams of kids to come up with a vision of a city 150 years from now, the results …more »
The Detroit redevelopment movement suffered a pretty big blow Thursday when the visionary developer Tony Goldman died in New York.
Because, with him, some big ideas for the city died as well.
To understand the potential that Goldman, 68, represented for Detroit, a look at the South Beach section of Miami or the SoHo neighborhood in New York is as far as you need to go.
Goldman made a name for himself as the guy who loved the unloved neighborhoods and cities of the United States.
And the …more »
Dan Gilbert for mayor of Detroit?
While he had a lot of ideas in common with Twitter
co-founder Jack Dorsey, the two didn't voice the same ideas on politics while together on the stage before a Detroit crowd Wednesday at the Techonomy
Gilbert shot down his own political aspirations after Dorsey said he'd like to be mayor ofNew York.
"I think it's a great idea for him, but not for me," Gilbert joked. "When …more »