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Detroit’s Next Panel Highlights Leadership Collaboration to Moving Economic Needle

Collaboration and consensus serve as the driving force behind the economic upheaval in Detroit and throughout the state of Michigan. Whether across the aisle, or across the state, “Detroit Next: Positioned for the Future” panelists acknowledged the interconnected nature of the state’s economy, the necessity to ignore political divisions and the critical importance of supporting Detroit’s success.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and editorial page editor for the Detroit Free Press Stephen Henderson moderated the debate, which included Gerry Anderson, chairman and CEO of DTE Energy; Jase Bolger, speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives; Vishaan Chakrabarti, partner at SHoP Artchitects, Marc Holliday Associate Professor of Real Estate Development, and Director of Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate; Brenda Jones, president of Detroit City Council; and Rip Rapson, president and CEO of The Kresge Foundation.