On the Cover

The Detroiter highlights change-makers driving city’s growthPage 7   (Click image to enlarge) We are trying something different with the cover of this issue of the Detroiter – a stylized illustration representing the dramatic transformation under way in Detroit as …

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The New Detroit Product

By Sandy K. Baruah Page 6 Detroit is bankrupt. There is no way to write that sentence that doesn’t sting.There is no sugarcoating the city’s  financial situation and doing so would be a great disservice. It is a city …

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Opportunity in Bankruptcy

Business leaders confident city will emerge strongerBy James MartinezPages 10-11As word of bankruptcy spread and the eyes of the world centered on Detroit, regional business leaders rallied to deliver a clear message: Detroit will emerge a stronger, more vibrant city. …

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A Business Boom

No signs of slowdown in development downtown By Sue Mosey Page 13 Throughout Detroit there is no other place where development is happening at such a pace and scale than that of the greater Downtown District. Inclusive of Midtown, New Center …

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Turning a Corner

Renowned ‘urbanist’ Richard Florida sees a unique recovery in Detroit Pages 20-21 Last February, best-selling author and renowned “urbanist” Dr. Richard Florida took the stage at the 2013 Detroit Policy Conference, providing his analysis of Detroit’s continued comeback at MotorCity …

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Time to Catch the Wave

The projects that are pushing the city’s economic resurgence forward By George Jackson Pages 22-24 It started with a big splash almost 10 years ago around Super Bowl XL and calmed down to a few ripples through the Great Recession, but …

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Core Support

BCBSM’s relocation helped spark revitalization By James Martinez Page 26 As successful recovery efforts in other American cities such as Pittsburgh have demonstrated, the commitment of high-profile corporations and CEOs is crucial to revitalizing an urban center. Few have been …

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The Place to Be

Companies continue to open locations in DetroitBy Dawson BellPages 28-29In over three decades since its founding in Oakland County, Hertz Schram has grown into a respected, mid-sized, full service law firm, with clients all over Michigan and the United States. …

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Brand New

Iconic Shinola opens facility, flagship store in Midtown Pages 30-31 By Jacquie Goetz Bluethmann There’s an old brand with a new image in town. Shinola, the only U.S. manufacturer of wrist watches, has set up shop in Detroit. The company’s …

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Detroit’s Future City

A new framework for the Motor City Pages 32-33 Last year, the Detroiter reported on Detroit Future City (DFC), an ambitious strategy being developed to transform Detroit and improve the quality of life and business in the city. DFC will …

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