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Detroit and Southeast Michigan's premier business news and information.

    FCA's Mark Stewart talks about Detroit's new Jeep plant, challenges with COVID-19 and job opportunities for Detroiters

    FCA's Mark Stewart talks about Detroit's new Jeep plant, challenges with COVID-19 and job opportunities for Detroiters

    In an exclusive interview with Crain’s, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' Chief Operating Officer Mark Stewart talks about the automaker’s $1.6 billion transformation of two engine powertrain plants on Detroit's east side into an assembly plant that will start pumping out Jeep Grand Cherokees and a new three-row Jeep SUV early next year.

    • 26 min
    Detroit ed tech startup delivering science to students learning at home

    Detroit ed tech startup delivering science to students learning at home

    This week on Detroit Rising podcast, Alecia Gabriel and Deirdre Roberson, co-founders of The Lab Drawer, discuss their Detroit-based education tech startup company that has a subscription service for science experiments and projects that comes in a box in the mail that looks like a science lab drawer.

    • 22 min
    Nikolai Vitti on Detroit Public Schools' reopening plans, education funding equity and deteriorating buildings

    Nikolai Vitti on Detroit Public Schools' reopening plans, education funding equity and deteriorating buildings

    Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools, talks with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about the district's plans to reopen school buidlings and offer an online-only option this fall for families concerned about the spread of COVID-19.

    • 22 min
    Rocket Companies COO Bob Walters on Dan Gilbert's mortgage company going public, stock for employees, future of Quicken Loans brand and returning to the office

    Rocket Companies COO Bob Walters on Dan Gilbert's mortgage company going public, stock for employees, future of Quicken Loans brand and returning to the office

    Bob Walters, president and chief operating officer of Rocket Companies, talked with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood and tech and finance reporter Nick Manes hours after Rocket Companies began trading on the New York Stock Exchange for the Detroit-based mortgage giant's Initial Public Offering.

    • 17 min
    Meeko Williams: Mandatory police residency would help officers connect with Detroiters

    Meeko Williams: Mandatory police residency would help officers connect with Detroiters

    Detroit political activist Meeko Williams spoke to Crain’s Senior Editor Chad Livengood about his experience with police officers, why he believes police residency should be mandatory and how he’s not in favor of defunding the police.

    • 21 min
    Warren Evans: Requiring police officers to live in Detroit a 'great concept' but 'very impractical' to enforce

    Warren Evans: Requiring police officers to live in Detroit a 'great concept' but 'very impractical' to enforce

    In Detroit, just 23 percent of the nearly 2,500 police officers live within the city limits. A 1999 law outlawed local ordinances requiring police officers to live in the city where they serve. Wayne County Executive Warren Evans, a former county sheriff and one-time police chief in Detroit, says requiring police officers to live in Detroit is "a great concept" but "very impractical to be able to enforce." He spoke with Crain's Senior Editor Chad Livengood about police residency, construction of a new Wayne County jail, how the county's health department is tracking the coronavirus pandemic and other issues in a wide-ranging interview on Detroit Rising.

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