Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Business and Economy

  1. Wine country goes urban

    In 1701, Antoine Cadillac saw promise in the juicy, beautiful grapes lining the Detroit River. It took a while, but Detroit Vineyards has replied to the city’s founder by embracing urban viticulture. Cheers!

  2. Be the smartest person in the room

    Two Ross graduates identify an editorial niche and publish competing e-pubs to curate and deliver ‘digestible’ business news to overstimulated professionals.

  3. U-M to build $300m center in Detroit

    The Detroit Center for Innovation will serve students pursuing advanced degrees in mobility, artificial intelligence, data science, and more. Construction begins in 2021.

  4. Winning

    Few college hoops fans love March Madness — or a good sportsbook — more than Derek Stevens, BS ’90, owner of the Detroit-themed casino, the D Las Vegas.

  5. Winners take all

    Former New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas delivers a new book that exposes ‘the elite charade of changing the world.’

  6. Growing local with Argus Farm Stop

    Ross alumni and agricultural entrepreneurs Kathy Sample and Bill Brinkerhoff cultivate a business plan that provides fresher food to consumers and higher profits to farmers.

  7. U-M delivers record 21 startups in FY2018

    U-M researchers reported a 10-percent rise in new inventions with 484 for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

  8. Get the lead out

    Copper or lead? That is the question, as U-M researchers use data science to speed the process of finding which Flint homes need new pipes.

  9. Brewery sustains people, planet, profit

    Western Michigan’s Brewery Vivant serves up craft beer with an environmental chaser.