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Gay marriage ban costs Michigan tourism industry, says LGBT market researcher

The state is missing out on tourism dollars because it isn’t one of 37 states that have marriage equality, says a leading LGBT market researcher. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Rick Haglund: Experts fear Canada’s auto industry could eventually disappear

Michigan regained its crown as the region’s top vehicle producer in 2013. And some experts fear that Canada’s auto industry could eventually disappear. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Detroit record label launched by industry veterans

Detroit record label launched by industry veterans Detroit is swarming with untapped music talent, says a veteran industry executive who thinks the city has been overlooked by the music business and even homegrown stars such as Jack White and Eminem. Inspired by Detroit's music — and spotting a … Full News here – Read more on […]

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In Detroit, Tesla’s Elon Musk urges industry to embrace electric vehicles

“It’s not out of the question,” Musk said of production in Detroit. “You know, maybe Michigan shouldn’t stop us from selling cars here.” Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Obama: Detroit, auto industry resurgence prove ‘any comeback is possible’

“Because of you, manufacturing has a future in this country.” Full News here – Detroit News

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Auto industry likely to lead economic growth in West Michigan beyond 2016, says Upjohn Institute economist

With forecasters predicting continued strong auto sales past 2016, economist George Erickcek said West Michigan’s economic future is bright. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Does Michigan’s film incentive program compete with industry leader Louisiana’s? View breakdown

DETROIT, MI — Michigan’s incentives for film production in the state could change next year if Gov. Rick Snyder decides to approve or alter a bill passed through the Senate and House and sign it into law this month. Any changes in film incentives could determine whether or not Michigan will get big name films […]

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Grand Rapids tech firms exposing teen girls to high-paying, male-dominated software industry

Entry-level pay out of college is $ 60,000 for jobs in software development. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Upcoming conference to focus on future of Michigan lighting industry

David Hall – The Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference is coming to the Radisson Hotel Lansing at the Capitol Nov. 19, inviting contractors, manufacturers and industry experts to discuss the future of Michigan’s lighting industry. With more than 30 exhibits, the conference will include 10 panel discussions with industry experts and a keynote address by Mark […]

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Analysts: Chrysler could be poster child of auto industry recovery

The company, which was merged with Fiat SpA earlier this year, has come a long way from the bleak days of a bankruptcy and bailout in 2009, analysts note. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Sponsored Content: Wastewater from metal finishing industry set for more regulation from the Environmental Protection Agency

  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its preliminary 2014 Effluent (liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or sea) Guidelines Program, which outlined more regulations for wastewater from those within the metal finishing industry. The Effluent Guidelines… Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Restaurant labor group to release report on segregation in Metro Detroit food industry

Restaurant Opportunities Centers, a national food service labor advocacy group, plans to release a report Wednesday on segregation in Metro Detroit’s restaurant industry, based on an analysis of hiring and promotion policies at 48 area fine-dining establishments. Full News here – Detroit News

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Madonna’s manager vows to revolutionize music industry; Material Girl to release new album

DETROIT, MI — Guy Oseary, Madonna’s longtime manager, claims he’s got a plan with Live Nation and eight other music executives that will revolutionize the music industry while album sales continue to plummet. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for ‘an even playing field’ in the auto industry at Rainbow PUSH summit in Detroit

Out of the some 19,000 auto dealerships in the U.S., just 272 are African-American owned. And that represents a decline of about 500 from nine years ago, according to civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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Mark Reuss: Education key to keeping Michigan at forefront of auto industry

How essential is the auto industry to Michigan’s economy? General Motors executive vice president of global product development Mark Reuss threw out some numbers. Full News here – Detroit Business News

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