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What will downtown boom mean for Detroiters?

It’s easy to get caught up in the constant talk of Detroit’s troubled finances, but not every part of the city is struggling. Downtown has experienced quite a boom with recent developments. But, what does that mean for Detroiters? Are residents getting a piece of the action?

The private sector continues to grow. Large

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Corporate Detroit: Less Talk, More Action

Three weeks ago I wrote a column headlined “Emergency Manager and the Deafening Silence of Civic Leadership,” pricking the conscience of Detroit’s civic leaders to rise up to the challenge of doing something meaningful and lasting that will uplift the standard of living in Detroit, because many people remain hopeless in these challenging times.

That

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Corporate Detroit: Less Talk, More Action

Three weeks ago I wrote a column headlined “Emergency Manager and the Deafening Silence of Civic Leadership,” pricking the conscience of Detroit’s civic leaders to rise up to the challenge of doing something meaningful and lasting that will uplift the standard of living in Detroit, because many people remain hopeless in these challenging times.

That

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

POLL: Detroit divided on EFM

Kevyn Orr – Andre Smith photo

Chronicle poll shows Detroiters are split on emergency financial manager

EFM SUPPORT- 38% EFM OPPOSE – 44% 

Amidst all the tension around the appointment of an emergency financial manager (EFM) for Detroit, a Michigan Chronicle poll released this week shows that city residents are divided over an issue that is going to

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit