The year is 2025. Detroit, the poster child of the Great Recession, is emerging as a model of urban life. The transformation could be called a miracle but for the fact that the change was wrought by the very things that first made Detroit great: innovation, industriousness, and a will to win against all odds.
The metamorphosis grew from desperation. In 2008, two of the Big Three carmakers were... [Read more...]
Artists rendering of the Milliken State Park Interpretive Center to be located in the historic Globe Building on Detroit’s east riverfront. / Detroit Economic Development Corp.
By John Gallagher
Detroit Free Press Business Writer
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said this morning it anticipates as many as a million visitors a year coming to its planned discovery center to... [Read more...]
Micheline Maynard, Contributor
Joann Muller, Forbes Staff
By now, you’ve probably heard these words, spoken in a famous, raspy voice, during Chrysler’s commercial during half time of the Super Bowl.
“This isn’t a game. The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together. Now, the Motor City is fighting again.”
But did Clint... [Read more...]
Here is a spectacular initiative by the City to improve living conditions for residents.
Leonard N. Fleming / The Detroit News
Detroit — Mayor Dave Bing today announced an unprecedented program to entice police officers to move back into the city by offering ownership of 200 tax-foreclosed homes in two of the city’s most stable neighborhoods.
Flanked by top police brass and administration... [Read more...]