The head of a patent law firm that employs 40 in suburban Detroit explains that his growing business may need to leave the state because it can't recruit talent to the region. Andrew Basile Jr. writes that the problem is "poor quality of place."
Apr 5, 2011 Rust Wire
Both houses of the Michigan Legislature have passed bills expanding the governor's right to declare a "financial emergency" and appoint managers to run cities, towns and school districts with little local oversight.
Mar 15, 2011 Daily Tribune
Laurent Belsie takes a first look at some unexpected results from Tuesday's data release.
Dec 24, 2010 The Christian Science Monitor
Steven Malanga looks at how Newark's Cory Booker and Detroit's Dave Bing are reforming their troubled cities.
Nov 11, 2010 City Journal
Michigan's one-year experiment in giving local mayors and township supervisors the option to appoint someone less than 18 years-of-age to a planning commission appears to be coming to an abrupt end.
Oct 17, 2009 Building Place Notebook