Chad Livengood Crain's Detroit Business senior editor for politics and policy See All Staff Page Recent Stories Bill Ford Jr.: Michigan needs to 'lean into' churning out more software developers Google has become one of the "founding members" of Ford's $950 million investment in building out a mobility-focused tech hub in Corktown, anchored by the Ford-owned Michigan Central Station. Why Ford left the Ford name out of company formed for Detroit train station project Ford has formed Michigan Central Innovation District, which will manage how the Ford-owned Michigan Central Station and other buildings will be used for the development of autonomous vehicles. Ford to be joined by Google in Detroit redevelopment project 'ecosystem' Google and Ford said Friday that Google will provide its cloud-based technological services at Michigan Central, the new name for Ford's mobility innovation campus. Why Ford's Corktown project may mean more to Michigan's future than the next battery plant GM EV plans win $824 million in incentives from Michigan The incentives for GM include a first-of-its-kind $600 million direct taxpayer grant from the state of Michigan. GM plans $6.5B EV investment at two Michigan plants GM is expected to tap its Orion Assembly plant for production of new electric vehicles and battery assembly, while sites in the Lansing area would build proprietary Ultium batteries with LG Energy Solution.