The Detroit we
Detroit, Michigan, is the largest city on the U.S.-Canada border and the 10th largest in the U.S, with a diverse population of around 680,000. Home to the three largest automakers in the United States or the „Big Three“, Detroit is considered the heart of the American auto industry. But there is more to the city than motors.
Now is the time to visit Detroit and witness the exciting transformation of a city on the verge of renaissance. After some challenging years this resiliant city is currently making a concinving comeback. In the spirit of the city‘s motto: “Speramus meliora; resurget cineribus” (We hope for better things; it shall arise from the ashes), coined after a fire nearly destroyed the city back in 1805 –
Detroit is once again back on its feet and ready for the world to notice.
It is important to note that the rebuilding investments are not the result of a government bailout or public assistance program, though the federal government did finally just announce funding for blight removal and public safety improvements in the city’s most troubled areas. No, Detroit is not a "top-down"-type city and hasn’t been for a long time, and maybe never will be. Detroit is a "ground-up" place, where residents, the business community, and nonprofits toil daily to improve overall quality of life. Right now, these groups are working together more successfully than perhaps ever before, and the results are encouraging, to say the least.