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Year in review: Top five Detroit business commentaries

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As is common at the end of a year many will look back at the year for the important lessons we learned. Your Detroit business development examiner has reviewed the commentaries he wrote in 2013 and the top 5 are shown here.

Detroit’s non-automotive heritage: Impact on the pizza industry

Okay, you know Detroit as the automotive capital of the world. But did you know the Detroit business community has also had an enormous impact on another of America’s favorite past times? The Motor City corporate world is...Continue

Detroit’s non-automotive heritage: Motown changes popular music

When one thinks about Detroit we first think about the automotive industry. In fact few cities in America are link so inseparably with an individual industry. But abbreviate the Motor City name just slightly and your mind will quickly be...Continue

Detroit’s non-automotive heritage: The story of S. S. Kresge and Kmart

People know that Detroit is the Motor City but few think about Detroit’s other industrial leaders. When it comes to retailing, Sebastian Spering Kresge would definitely deserve a place in Detroit’s business hall of fame. Kresge...Continue

Why Detroit has not been able to shake its image

Although The Ford Motor Company, General Motors and Chrysler have had some positive publicity lately they are still reeling from the bad reputation they earned in the 1970s. The problem is that they allowed the media to convince the public...Continue

How Detroit earned its poor reputation

Earning a reputation may come from being a new upstart or could be as a seasoned company. Consider the 1970s in the automotive industry. Foreign automakers were making a big push into the American marketplace. Although most would...Continue

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