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Kevyn Orr Emphasizes Importance of Unified Approach to Moving Detroit Forward

Kevyn Orr
, emergency manager of Detroit, spoke to the importance of a consensual and unified approach from the city’s political and business leaders to continue driving change and moving the city forward. He stressed the significance of residents fully understanding the importance of the Detroit bankruptcy settlement, and how critical the passing of the bill is to the city’s relationship with creditors. Pointing to the efforts of Mayor Mike Duggan to improve lighting, remove blight and enhance recycling, he discussed how the progressive steps taken are a testament to city leaders coming together to get the job done.

Following his remarks, Orr was joined by interviewer Vicki Mabrey, former “Nightline” correspondent on ABC News. Expressing an optimistic outlook on Detroit’s future, Orr reiterated his desire to put the city in a capable position to effectively manage sustainable economic growth, and highlighted four major infrastructure projects on the horizon that will serve as economic engines of growth in Detroit, including the M-1 Rail, New International Trade Crossing (NITC), Red Wings arena district and NITC customs plazas. This session was sponsored by ITC Holdings Corp.