The economic rebirth of Detroit
In February 2018, the prestigious New York Times headlined: "Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?" A title that says a lot about the new attractiveness of "Motown", the capital of the American automobile. According to the Office of Labor Statistics figures, the city of Detroit's unemployment rate has dropped from 28% to 5% in less than a decade. The twelve billionaires who launched the "made in Detroit", after the bankruptcy of 2013, are about to succeed their bet.
In 2030, Detroit will rank among the 20 largest US cities. The Detroit metropolitan area will have an interconnected transportation system that will complement and confirm the city's role as a global hub for transportation, distribution and logistics. With its ambitious support program for businesses, entrepreneurship and start-ups, the city will double the number of active jobs. In 2030, Detroit will have radically changed: vast program of demolitions and reconstructions, creation of green neighborhoods, rehabilitation of historic structures, open community spaces …
Dan Gilbert, a leading credit broker on the net, owns some twenty buildings with more than 10,000 employees in the city center. Ilich, the king of pizza, financed the 20,000-seat Little Arena that hosts hokey concerts and matches in the city center. Moroun, owner of the only bridge connecting Canada to the United States by Detroit, has laid the foundation stone of a new and even larger building. Big companies are not left out. Google has set up the Google Car headquarters in Novi, Ford is developing the autonomous electric vehicle at its Flat Rock factory and plans to create 5,000 jobs.