Detroit News Columnist Daniel Howes and Michigan Radio are partnering in weekly essays examining what's hot in Michigan business and politics -- and what it all means. This week, Howes explains why mortgage mogul Dan Gilbert’s offer to build Wayne County a new Criminal Justice Complex in exchange for its half-finished jail next to Greektown is likely will prove a deal the county cannot refuse. Especially when the transaction comes with a billion-dollar private investment on the vacated site.

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