Once America's hub of manufacturing and music, Detroit's economy and population began to steadily decline in the 1950s, eventually leading to a full bankruptcy in 2013. Six years later, construction is booming throughout the city and unique businesses are fuelling an economic revival
This luncheon offered regional businesses the opportunity to learn more about Gov. Whitmer's budget proposal and vision of collaborating with the business community to accomplish her priorities for Michigan and its citizens.
Detroit has one of the worst jobs-per-capita rates among big cities, a struggle since the large manufacturing plants that were spread across the city closed long ago. That fact is something that TechTown Detroit, a nonprofit created to help grow small businesses and jobs, is trying to change.
Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, chats with Dan Gilbert, founder/chairman of Quicken Loans, Inc., Rock Ventures, LLC, and owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers, about the future of Detroit.