There is More to the Detroit Region than Manufacturing

Detroit Regional Chamber Economic Development Update, June 2013

The first thought associated with the Detroit region is often that it is a manufacturing region. This is in fact “a region where things get done;” however, there is much more to the region than building products and/or services. Contrary to popular belief, manufacturing is not the Detroit region’s largest industry.

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Butzel Long opens office in Macomb-OU INCubator in Sterling Heights to meet record growth of industry startups and emerging businesses

DETROIT, Mich. – Butzel Long is onsite in Macomb County with the opening of an office in the Macomb-OU INCubator at the Velocity Collaborative Center in Sterling Heights to meet the escalating demands of emerging businesses in key growth sectors. Butzel Long is part of the new Executives-in-Residence program offered through the Macomb-OU INCubator. Butzel Long is supporting incubator clients with certain free services and consultation.

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Android Industries Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Auburn Hills, MI, June 24, 2013 – Automotive supplier Android Industries is pleased to announce the celebration of its 25th anniversary. Android is a global supplier of complex modules, with a focus on assembling chassis / suspension related systems, interior modules and tires and wheels. The company is renowned for its global supply chain management and retains a unique expertise in the design and build of tooling and equipment dating back to 1974.

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The (Trademarked) Sounds, Sights and Smells of Summer

Ann Arbor, MICH— A famous sound of summer, the neighborhood ice cream truck blaring the distinctive musical trio of Turkey in the Straw, Camptown Races and The Entertainer, are now registered trademarks – for ice cream making machines. But it’s not the only sound of the season that is seeking trademark protection, according to Michael Spink, an intellectual property attorney who blogs (http://funkymarks.wordpress.com/) and tweets (@funkymarksblog) about unusual trademarks for motion, sound, color, scent, texture, and shape.

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