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5 Questions for Rich Sheridan – CEO of Menlo Innovations and MBS Keynote Speaker

Michigan Business Network
June 4, 2019 7:00 AM

Menlo Innovations CEO Rich Sheridan became disillusioned in the middle of his career in the chaotic technology industry. He had an all-consuming thought…things can be better. Much better. He had to find a way. Why couldn’t a workplace be filled with camaraderie, human energy, creativity, and productivity?

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MICHauto Finds Auto Industry has $225 Billion Economic Contribution to Michigan

Michigan Business Network
May 28, 2019 12:00 PM

First-of-its-kind data reveals total economic contribution through jobs, wages, taxes and more

DETROIT (May 28, 2019) – Today on Mackinac Island, MICHauto, an economic development program of the Detroit Regional Chamber today released findings from a study that demonstrates the comprehensive impact of the automotive industry on Michigan’s economy. The study found that the automotive industry contributes a total of $225 billion to the state’s economy. Of that $225 billion, 83% is directly attributed to automotive manufacturing.


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Generational Investment of $4.5 Billion by FCA Solidifies Michigan as a Global Leader in Automotive Industry

Michigan Business Network
May 25, 2019 9:00 AM

The Michigan Strategic Fund approved a package of incentives Tuesday in support of Fiat Chrysler Automobile's plans to build a new state-of-the-art assembly plant in Detroit and expand production at five existing Michigan facilities. The historic project will create 6,433 manufacturing jobs in Michigan and generate $4.5 billion in investment and represents the largest investment in a U.S. automotive assembly plant in the past decade.

This investment will also have a tremendous impact on the automotive supply chain in Michigan, including estimates from the Center for Automotive Research show automotive assembly plant jobs have a multiplier of 8:1 throughout the supply chain.

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Ford Invests $500 Million in Michigan-based Rivian

Michigan Business Network
May 13, 2019 7:00 AM

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Most Diverse Field of Automobiles Ever

A Shunpiker's Journal
May 6, 2019 4:00 PM

It is said that the Concours d'Elegance of America has the most diverse field unrivaled by any other Concours. Our field for 2019 promises to not disappoint! The finest classic cars will be on full display for the purists at heart. They will be flanked by some of the most unique and exquisite featured classes ever seen together. Features including; Ferrari Race and Sports cars, The Rise and Fall of the Cadillac Fin, 100 Years of Bentley, Rolls Royce, Alternative Fuels, Woodies, Muscle Cars Class of '69, AA/Gas Supercharged Drag Cars and Modern Collectibles.

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Top Automotive Executives to Meet with Legislators On MICHauto Policy Priorities; Rep. Rebekah Warren Named Legislator of the Year

Michigan Business Network
April 26, 2019 12:00 PM

News Release Provided By MICHauto

LANSING, MICH – MICHauto, a statewide initiative of the Detroit Regional Chamber, convenes executives from 25 automotive companies for meetings with 25 state legislators in Lansing. For the sixth consecutive year, MICHauto has brought together the automotive industry and legislators to discuss the impact of the industry across the state. For the second year, industry leaders identified policy priorities that are most important to their continued growth.

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MICHauto | Gearing up for Mackinac Policy Conference 2019

Michigan Business Beat
April 24, 2019 10:00 AM

Jeffrey Mosher catches up with Glenn R. Stevens, Executive Director, MICHauto and Vice President, Automotive and Mobility Initiatives, Detroit Regional Chamber, Detroit, MI. Their conversation reacquaints the Michigan Business community with MICHauto and how they are getting prepared for the Mackinac Policy Conference.

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Shunpiker's Journal | Summer’s Coming – Can’t Wait for the Concours

A Shunpiker's Journal
April 20, 2019 12:00 PM

 

Car show season never really ends - think Motorama, NAIAS, and the huge, February swap meet in Kalamazoo - but it ebbs and flows. We’re planning ahead for EyesOn Design, the Orphan Car Show and particularly theConcours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s, acknowledged as one of the most important and prestigious Concours events in the country. As you know, that is the venue for our second Automotive Heritage Awards presentation on Concours show day, July 28 at the Brembo media hospitality tent. We expect to see many of you there for a reception and the awards event. Get your press credentials at: https://concoursusa.org/news-media/media-credentials/ You’ll see a link there to the AHA as well. If you don’t qualify as a journalist let us know and we’ll help.

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NEWS RELEASE | Peters, Stabenow, Dingell, Stevens & Alexander Reintroduce Vehicle Innovation Act

Michigan Business Network
April 15, 2019 4:00 PM

Bipartisan Bill Bolsters R&D for Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Representatives Debbie Dingell (D-MI) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) today announced they are reintroducing bipartisan, bicameral legislation to promote investments in research and development of clean vehicle and advanced safety technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. In the 114th Congress, Senators Peters, Alexander and Stabenow introduced similar legislation, which was approved by the U.S. Senate as part of the Energy Policy Modernization Act. Dingell also led legislation in the House.

 

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Michigan Tech Mobile Lab headed to ACM in Ypsilanti, MI, May 7th and 9th

Michigan Business Beat
April 9, 2019 8:00 AM

After being connected by the team at PlanetM, with MEDC, Jeffrey Mosher speaks to a pair from Houghton, MI,  Christopher Morgan, and Jim Desrochers who are set to hit the road next month for a special open house.
Connected and Automated Vehicles and Modern Methods for Light Duty Automotive Energy Savings,” presented by Michigan Technological University’s Mobile Lab and APS Labs. May 7th afternoon and May 9th, 2019 at the American Center for Mobility 2650 Airport Dr, Ypsilanti, MI 48198.

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