Quicken’s move could inspire more firms to come downtown

Quicken’s move could inspire more firms to come downtown

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

BY JOHN GALLAGHER FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER When 700 employees of Quicken Loans arrived for work Monday at the Compuware building, they each found a gift bag stuffed with discount coupons from nearby downtown restaurants and shops very eager to make their acquaintance. Long-suffering businesses downtown have been eagerly awaiting Quicken’s move from suburban Livonia, […]

End of US Housing Slump Likely to Be Long, Painful

March 29, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Like spring flowers, the “For Sale” signs are sprouting in front yards all over the country. But anxious sellers are facing the most brutal environment in decades, with a slumping economy, falling home prices and rising mortgage foreclosures. And even the faint promise of better days ahead might not come true, given all the headwinds […]