A look at Detroit's retail market in the age of COVID

By Ron Goldstone | NAI Farbman | 11/4/2020

While the seismic economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and related shutdowns sent shockwaves through the economy this past spring, the true long-term effects of a sustained and ongoing slowdown remain to be seen. The good news is that retailers have adapted relatively quickly to these challenging new circumstances. Upgrading online ordering, delivery and pickup options has made it easier for customers to shop safely and confidently. What does that landscape look like here in Detroit? Ron Goldstone with NAI Farbman joins us on the blog to weigh in on the state of retail in Metro Detroit.

Financial Management: 4 Key Technology Transformations

By Ben Smith | Clayton & McKervey | 11/18/2020

The accounting industry looks a lot different these days than it did 10 years ago. From shifts towards data-driven strategy to the implementation of new technological tools, the profession has rapidly evolved. It seems like there are always changes on the horizon when it comes to the world of accounting and finance. Ben Smith of Clayton & McKervey joins us on the blog with four trends they are tracking right now and what they mean for your business.

Mobility and Industry 4.0: Working Together for Michigan’s Future

By Glenn Stevens Jr. | MICHauto and the Detroit Regional Chamber | 11/25/2020

In 1901 Ransom E. Olds set up the first automobile manufacturing plant in Lansing, Michigan. Two years later, Henry Ford launched the Ford Motor Company, which would soon build the Model-T. Although Olds utilized conveyor systems in his first plant, the revolutionary development that enabled the mass production of vehicles did not come until 1913 when the modern assembly line was introduced at the Highland Park Ford plant. Now, 119 years later, we are witnessing significant manufacturing developments unfold in the Detroit region. Glenn Stevens Jr., Executive Director at MICHauto and Vice President of Automotive and Mobility Initiatives at the Detroit Regional Chamber, brings us this week’s blog post focused on the current mobility transformation and the major technology advancements in the areas of connected, automated, electrified, and shared

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