For nearly a decade, the auto industry’s Big Three included at least one company that wasn’t from Detroit. Now, Chrysler is back among the three best-selling automakers.It ranked behind General Motors and Ford in May auto sales.
Food trucks are a hot trend in cities from LA to Denver. They’ve transformed the way people think about the restaurant business. But when it comes to Midwestern cities, so far food trucks have been stuck in idle.The Midwestern economy series Changing Gears decided to find out why.
There’s a shop on Michigan Avenue in Chicago that has exclusive designs and it’s only open until Saturday. But you might not have heard of any of the designers. That’s because they’re getting their start through a fashion incubator.
The U.S. Census Bureau this week is out with the latest population count for Michigan. Michigan's biggest cities lost people, like lots of places in the Midwest.Chicago's population declined by almost seven percent in the 2010 census numbers, and Cleveland's dropped by about 17 percent.
Sears & Roebuck has been a dominant retailer in the Midwest since it got its start in Chicago almost 120 years ago. It’s hung on while other stores – from Marshall Field's to Montgomery Ward - have stumbled and vanished.
As legislative fights over the rights and benefits of public sector employees continue in Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana, some are calling this a watershed moment for Big Labor. Historically, the Great Lakes states have been a bedrock of the labor movement - going all the way back to the labor st