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Mayor Mitch Landrieu Confident that Detroit’s Best Days are Ahead

Detroit’s continued comeback is important, not only to the city and the state, but to the entire nation. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu passionately delivered that message during his keynote address at the 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference, which was sponsored by The Kresge Foundation. 

Comparing the circumstances of Detroit and New Orleans, Landrieu motivated leaders of government, business and faith-based communities in Detroit to rebuild the heart and soul of the city through collaborative efforts and honest and efficient governance. Expressing confidence that Detroit’s best days lie ahead, he said that it is critical to create a better version of Detroit that proactively moves toward the future while honoring traditions of the past. 

Following his remarks, Landrieu was joined by Craig Fahle, manager of broadcast and programming, and host of the “The Craig Fahle Show,” WDET 101.9 FM. Stressing the importance of tempering the tremendous opportunity with a sense of responsibility, he talked about the importance of consensus among public and private sectors in moving the city forward, as it allows for the creation of a long-term sustainable model. Ultimately, Detroit can’t move forward unless all of its constituents are willing to move forward together.