Matt Roush

About Matt Roush

Matt Roush, a former business and technology journalist for such publications as the Traverse City Record Eagle, Crain's Detroit Business and WWJ News Radio's GLTR, is now Director of Media Relations and Managing Editor, University News Bureau. He also is editor of the Engineering Society of Detroit's Technology Century website, plus a co-host of M2 TechCast on the PodcastDetroit Network.

Ford’s Corktown Project Gets State Aid, Leads $1 Billion In Expansions

LANSING – The state of Michigan has approved a $209 million tax break over 30 years for Ford Motor Co.’s redevelopment of the long-vacant Michigan Central Station in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. State officials said the creation of the Michigan Strategic Fund Designated Renaissance Zone will lead to a total private investment of $740 million and the creation

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17-04:00November 29th, 2018|Auto Tech, ESD|

US Signal To Open Data Center In Van Buren Township

GRAND RAPIDS — US Signal, a provider of data center and other managed IT services, announced that it has started engineering and construction of its newest data center in Wayne County’s Van Buren Township. The new center is planned for opening by Dec. 31, 2019, adding up to 100,000 square feet of additional data center

By |2018-11-29T20:08:17-04:00November 29th, 2018|ESD|

Nationalism Leading To Supply Chain Changes

ANN ARBOR — A new global study by software logistics company LLamasoft finds that 66 percent of manufacturers said that they would change their supply chains in order to tackle economic nationalism. Another 50 percent of respondents said economic nationalist policies will increase operational costs, and 45 percent are considering alternative suppliers, representing almost $3.1

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25-04:00November 13th, 2018|ESD|

DEQ Drone Deployed Over Van Etten Lake As Part Of Wurtsmith PFAS Response

OSCODA — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality this week flew a drone over Van Etten Lake in Oscoda to scout locations for the installation of a wireless all-weather camera system designed to detect foam created by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) discharges into the lake from the former Wurtsmith Air Force base. The DEQ

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25-04:00November 13th, 2018|Clean Update, Drones|

Lawrence Tech, Southfield Launch New Centrepolis Accelerator

SOUTHFIELD — Lawrence Technological University and the City of Southfield have entered into a formal partnership to launch the Centrepolis Accelerator. Housed on the campus of LTU, the Centrepolis Accelerator will broaden and replace the small business and entrepreneurial support services provided by the LTU Collaboratory in recent years, leveraging the city’s focus on driving

By |2018-11-13T14:11:25-04:00November 13th, 2018|ESD|

New Video Installation At UM Shows Human Impact Of Climate Change

ANN ARBOR – A new installation at the University of Michigan’s Institute for the Humanities will show the human effects of flooding and climate change through a riveting five-channel video installation. As part of the institute’s 2018-19 theme Humanities and Environments, “Deluge” will be on view Nov. 9 through Dec. 14. It is the culmination

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34-04:00November 8th, 2018|Clean Update|

Duo Security Achieves Federal Certification Milestone

ANN ARBOR — Duo Security, the Ann Arbor technology security provider, announced its entrance into the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization process, with sponsorship from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Duo’s cloud-based Duo Access product, which offers federal agencies an alternative to traditional card and token-based authentication methods with two-factor authentication

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34-04:00November 8th, 2018|Cyber Defense|

ProQuest Launches Online Idea Exchange For Librarians

ANN ARBOR – ProQuest has launched Idea Exchange aimed at librarians who use ProQuest’s OASISand  LibCentral products. Current OASIS and LibCentral customers are invited to propose ideas or vote or comment on their favorite ideas, allowing groups of colleagues to shape suggestions together. ProQuest will read, monitor and respond to customer submissions, and those with the most votes will move

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34-04:00November 8th, 2018|New Products / Contracts|

Two Business Expansions Creating 100 Jobs Get State Aid

LANSING — The Michigan Strategic Fund has supported two business expansions, in Washtenaw County’s Pittsfield Township and in Kent County’s Plainfield Township. Pacific Industrial Development Corp. received a $400,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support an investment of $17.2 million expansion that will create 50 jobs. (A photo of the plant is above.)

By |2018-11-08T18:09:34-04:00November 8th, 2018|Politics, Politics/Government|

ESD To Host Free PE License Exam Info Session

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit will host a free information session on its Professional Engineering license examination preparation classes on Tuesday, Nov. 13. The session runs from noon to 1 p.m. at ESD Headquarters, 20700 Civic Center Drive, Suite 450, in Southfield. Lunch will be provided. At the session, engineering professionals will be

By |2018-11-08T18:09:35-04:00November 8th, 2018|Engineering Society of Detroit, ESD|