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Amazon fulfillment center at Pontiac Silverdome site opens, plans to hire 1,000 employees

E-commerce giant Amazon said Wednesday its Pontiac fulfillment center at the former Silverdome site has officially opened, with plans to hire more than 1,000 at that location. The fulfillment center’s opening was part of a broader announcement from Amazon that included its plans to open its first mid-Michigan fulfillment center near Lansing, a sort center […]

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Ruling gives green light to Pontiac marijuana development

A holdup with the city of Pontiac regarding a proposed medical marijuana complex appears to be resolved after an Oakland County Circuit Court judge ruled that the property is appropriately zoned for the venture. Construction is expected to begin in the next two months on the nearly $40 million Glenwood Plaza development, said Joseph Brown, principal of the […]

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Developers find creative new uses for tired, underutilized metro Detroit sites

A mall parking lot transformed into hundreds of apartments and offices. A former newspaper building converted to a luxury car dealership. An indoor soccer arena housing mortgage employees. The development business is fickle and subject to a raft of external factors: materials costs on any given day, market demand, availability of labor, zoning, community reaction, […]

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Motorsports-themed Restaurant and Event Space Coming to Pontiac’s M1 Concourse

Motorsports-themed Restaurant and Event Space Coming to Pontiac’s M1 Concourse

The M1 Concourse in Pontiac will break ground on a 28,500-square-foot Event Center and Restaurant facility, slated to be completed in September 2021. The project will break ground at a private ceremony on Sept. 1, and the completed building will be located immediately adjacent to the Champion Motor Speedway along Pit Lane. The center will […]

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Pontiac-based United Shore to hire 1,500 more despite pandemic, recession

Pontiac-based United Shore to hire 1,500 more despite pandemic, recession

A Pontiac-based mortgage firm is preparing to hire 1,500 new employees this spring and summer, even as businesses across Michigan have been laying off workers in droves amid the pandemic-caused recession. Fast-growing United Shore Financial Services announced Thursday that it plans to fill the new positions over the next 90 days, adding to its existing 5,800 headcount. The employees […]

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Pontiac firm to open longest enclosed pedestrian bridge in US

Pontiac firm to open longest enclosed pedestrian bridge in US

The city of Pontiac will soon be home to what is being called the nation’s longest enclosed pedestrian bridge. Fast-growing mortgage firm United Shore Financial Services announced Thursday that it has obtained city approval to construct the 1,000-foot-long, 26-foot-wide bridge across South Boulevard. The $20 million bridge will connect the firm’s existing headquarters to its recently […]

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Amazon eyes Silverdome site for distribution center; 1,500 jobs expected, officials say

Amazon eyes Silverdome site for distribution center; 1,500 jobs expected, officials say

Tech giant Amazon sent shock waves throughout Pontiac when news broke of the expected development of the Silverdome site into a distribution center as part of a $250 million project that would bring 1,500 jobs. The first steps in the plans to develop the 127-acre site were discussed during a Pontiac Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday night. The commission […]

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Pontiac back on track, mayor says, citing growth, business

Pontiac back on track, mayor says, citing growth, business

A decade after the state declared a financial emergency in the city, Pontiac is attracting more businesses, on the road to ridding blight and poised for growth, Mayor Deirdre Waterman said Wednesday. “Families and new companies … are increasingly choosing to make their home in Pontiac,” the mayor told an audience during her State of the […]

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