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Crain's Detroit Business Launches Monthly Print Version of Crain's Michigan Business to Build Business Dialogue Throughout the State
Feb 11, 2011 (02:02 PM EST)


DETROIT, Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Crain's Detroit Business on Monday is launching the first print version issue of its popular Crain's Michigan Business online publication that provides selective, in-depth coverage of business news throughout the state.

The print version of Crain's Michigan Business will be sent every second Monday of the month to about 5,000 business influencers outside of the traditional five-county region in Southeast Michigan that is covered by Crain's Detroit Business. All of the news covered in Crain's Michigan Business also will be inserted into that Monday's issue of Crain's Detroit Business, which has about 28,000 paid subscribers.

"We've had a fantastic response to Crain's Michigan Business as an online publication over the past year because our readers are hungry for perceptive business news that occurs anywhere in Michigan," said Mary Kramer, publisher of Crain's Detroit Business. "With Monday's launch, we are responding to those readers who have asked for a hard-copy version of the news."

Kramer emphasized that Crain's Michigan Business intends to act as a supplement to the regular business coverage that is provided by local print and electronic media throughout the state. "We have the utmost respect for the fine local business reporting that other media are performing in Michigan," Kramer said. "We see Crain's Michigan Business as a way to provide statewide business reporting to local markets and build dialogue among business leaders throughout Michigan."

Established in 1985, Crain's Detroit Business is a weekly print and online tabloid that covers business news exclusive of the automotive industry in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw and Livingston counties. The company's Web site is www.crainsdetroit.com. Crain's Detroit Business is one of nearly 30 business, trade and consumer publications and related Web sites that are published by Crain Communications Inc, one of the largest privately-owned business publishers in the United States. Crain Communications also publishes business weeklies in Chicago, Cleveland and New York and Automotive News, AutoWeek, Pensions & Investments, Advertising Age, Business Insurance, Modern Healthcare, and InvestmentNews.  The company's Web site is www.crain.com.  

Bob Allen has been named editor of Crain's Michigan Business, and readers are invited to submit story ideas via his e-mail at ballen@crain.com.  Allen also is senior editor at Crain's Detroit Business and has served as copy editor at Automotive News. Before joining Crain Communications in 1993, Allen served in various editorial capacities at The Oakland Press, Kalamazoo Gazette and Muskegon Chronicle.

Matthew Gryczan has been named the West Michigan editor of Crain's Michigan Business, and readers are invited to submit story ideas via his e-mail at mgryczan@crain.com. Gryczan served as the first managing editor of Crain's Detroit Business, and he held various editorial posts at The Grand Rapids Press, Holland Sentinel, and Adrian Daily Telegram.

For more information regarding Crain's Michigan Business, please contact Mary Kramer, publisher, Crain's Detroit Business, at mkramer@crain.com.

Crain's Michigan Business content can be found as a special print feature in Crain's Detroit Business on the second Monday every month, via a weekly e-newsletter and online at www.crainsdetroit.com/statewide.

SOURCE Crain's Detroit Business