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

Business and Economy

  1. Zell pledges $60 million to U-M

    Gift will extend entrepreneurial programs at the Ross School, and create a new fund for student business ventures.

  2. Let's toast to that

    U-M students trek to Chile to help family-owned vineyards build their brands and increase tourist traffic to their wineries.

  3. Trial & heirs

    Law School grads Danielle and Andy Mayoras (both JD ’95) take a cue from celebrities’ “famous fortune fights” to protect clients’ financial legacies.

  4. Telling fortunes

    Disruptive business models, big data, and a potential spiral of doom. Ross School experts weigh in on the new year’s economy.

  5. An entrepreneur's cheat sheet

    The brothers behind Wall St. Cheat Sheet could write a case study for entrepreneurs, content providers, and new media strategists.

  6. Manufacturing 10,000 jobs

    U-M plays key role in $148-million research institute opening in metro Detroit.

  7. The state of entrepreneurship

    The state of Michigan conjures certain classic images: the Great Lakes, the Motor City. Time to add “hotbed of entrepreneurial activity.”

  8. Easy Riders

    Shifting gears comes naturally to entrepreneurs. For the founders of Autobike, it’s the defining feature of their evolving startup–a bike that shifts automatically.

  9. A2 on the (high) rise

    Things are looking up in Ann Arbor—way up. A recent building boom is reshaping the city skyline, hastening a vertical shift in perspective.