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Ilitches Named "Newsmakers of the Year" by Crain's Detroit Business

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Mike and Christopher Ilitch have been named top “Newsmakers of the Year” by Crain’s Detroit Business. They are being recognized “for their work building The District Detroit, which will be anchored by the new Red Wings arena, and for funding the Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University,” according to the publication. The promise of The District Detroit is already bringing opportunity to Detroit and the region, including $257 million in contracts, of which 65 percent is going to Detroit companies, and 95 percent is going to Michigan companies. And the Ilitch’s $40 million gift to Wayne State University, the largest in the history of the university, will provide 3,000 students a new, state-of-the-art School of Business facility in the heart of The District Detroit. Mike and Christopher will be formally recognized at a ceremony February 9, 2016 at the MotorCity Casino Hotel.

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