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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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Statement beer: Perrin Brewing pairs first shelf products with industry message

Two years after opening, Comstock Park brewery readies first bottles for distribution. They carry a message that took center stage at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Could new technology devastate auto industry?

Communications technology has shaken the book business to its foundations, not to mention newspapers, and automobile manufacturers might be the next industry ripe for attack. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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Dealership body shops on a comeback? Industry trade group chief predicts growth

Dealership body shops on a comeback? Industry trade group chief predicts growth

Arlena Sawyers – In 2010, as the economic downturn squeezed the auto industry, Traverse City-based dealer Otto Belovich wanted to improve his company’s cash flow. So he doubled the size of the body shop that serves his two dealerships to 10,000 square feet, doubled his technician count to eight, and added a second paint booth. […]

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‘Feast or famine’ year for U.S. auto industry so far; strong sales expected to continue

The U.S. automotive industry is on pace for its best sales year in at least seven years. Through the first half of the year, automakers have sold roughly 8.2 million cars and trucks in the U.S., including an impressive 1.4 million vehicles sold in June. Industry analysts expect sales to top 16 million units this […]

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Troubled mining industry now resurgent in Upper Peninsula, Midwest

Associated Press – A Canadian company is planning a new mine in the Upper Peninsula, where residents hope for a surprising resurgence of a mining industry that once was an economic pillar in three Upper Midwestern states, but has been in serious decline. Full News here – Crain’s Detroit Business – Latest Detroit News

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