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Business Leaders For Michigan Hires Donofrio To Succeed Rothwell As CEO

LANSING- Business Leaders for Michigan hired of Jeff Donofrio to succeed Doug Rothwell in leading the organization, which aims to make Michigan a Top Ten state for jobs, personal incomes and a healthy economy by championing specific public policy initiatives. Donofrio’s hiring is effective Nov. 30, and he will spend a month in transition with

By |2020-10-18T15:38:50-04:00October 18th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Mcity Driverless Shuttle Report: 86 Percent of Riders Trusted Technology

ANN ARBOR —  Results of Mcity's consumer survey, conducted in partnership with global market research firm J.D. Power, showed that 86 percent of riders said they trusted the technology after riding in it, as did 66 percent of nonriders surveyed.   U-M donated one of two shuttles used for the project to The Henry Ford in

By |2020-10-18T15:39:07-04:00October 18th, 2020|Auto Tech|

Michigan 16th Most State Affected By Cybercrime

WASHINGTON DC - Cybercrime is a massive global industry, reaching $3.5 billion in damages from reported incidents in 2019. Safety.com consulted the 2019 FBI Internet Crime Report to uncover the states most affected by cybercrime. The report provides statistics for every state regarding the number of victims, number of cybercriminals, total losses, and total earnings

By |2020-10-15T18:10:19-04:00October 15th, 2020|Cyber Defense|

Automation Alley Project DIAMonD Creates 3D Printer Network

TROY - Automation Alley, Michigan’s Industry 4.0 knowledge center and a World Economic Forum Advanced Manufacturing Hub for North America, has unveiled Project DIAMOnD (Digital, Independent, Agile, Manufacturing on Demand), creating the country’s largest 3D printer network on a blockchain technology platform. The project aims to accelerate digital transformation among Michigan manufacturers and strengthen supply

By |2020-10-18T15:39:28-04:00October 15th, 2020|Blockchain, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Reopening Survey: Only 28 Percent of Workers Expect Return to Workplace by End of 2020

NEW YORK - As new COVID-19 cases continue rising, a survey of US employees finds that only 28 percent expect returning to the workplace by the end of 2020. The Conference Board survey also reveals that some groups feel more pressure to return than others. To keep their jobs, women feel more pressure to return

By |2020-10-18T15:39:43-04:00October 15th, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

Consumers Energy Foundation Approves $50,000 Grant For Saginaw Future

SAGINAW -The Consumers Energy Foundation recently approved a $50,000 grant to support economic development in Saginaw County and Saginaw Future. This grant was approved as part of a special program designed specifically to provide COVID-19 economic development assistance across the state. Since March, the Consumers Energy Foundation has provided more than $4 million to Michigan’s nonprofits

By |2020-10-11T19:36:13-04:00October 11th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs|

Stefanini Group Launches New Version Of AI Virtual Assistant

SOUTHFIELD — Stefanini Group, a $1 billion global technology company specializing in digital solutions, has launched a new version of its omni-channel virtual assistant and AI solution, Sophie 4.0. Equipped with a completely new Knowledge Trainer interface, Sophie 4.0 is even easier and quicker to train than the previous software. The CommonKnowledge feature has been

By |2020-10-11T19:36:13-04:00October 11th, 2020|New Products / Contracts|

Dearborn-Based Zoom Ride Adds Safety Protocols To Ride-Sharing Model

DEARBORN – A new Michigan-based ride-share service, initially covering Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties, promises passengers and drivers one of the safest ride experiences possible. Zoom Ride, with headquarters and a call center in Dearborn, announced that the company has launched passenger service across southeastern Michigan. In direct competition with Uber Technologies and Lyft,

By |2020-10-11T19:36:13-04:00October 11th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured|

Automation Alley’s Integr8 Industry 4.0 Conference To Be Virtual

TROY — The fourth annual Integr8 conference will be different from the previous three - due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event, on Nov. 9 and 10, will be virtual. In a press release, the host, Automation Alley, said the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light the urgent need for Industry 4.0 adoption and integration

By |2020-10-11T19:36:14-04:00October 11th, 2020|News|

German Chemical Company To Build $51 Million Headquarters Next To Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR - A German chemical company is building its $51 million North American headquarters south of Ann Arbor, the Michigan Economic Development Corp. reported. Wacker Chemical Corp.’s North American Innovation Center and Regional Headquarters in Pittsfield Charter Township will house its research and development operations and create 70 high-skilled jobs during the next five

By |2020-10-11T19:36:14-04:00October 11th, 2020|Politics, Politics/Government|