“Transformation Detroit” Meetings
June 23, 2011 by TMO
By TMO Stringer
Monday thru Wednesday there was a series of meetings with reporters from around the country including several from The Muslim Observer, which showcased efforts to improve Detroitâ€™s position in concert with the city government and major industry players including many in the auto industry, and educational and health institutions in the Detroit area.
Wayne State University, the Henry Ford Health System, and Blue Cross Blue Shield have all made large efforts to build the demographics of Detroit, encouraging through financial incentives and by moving their headquarters to downtown Detroit. The results have been a direct boost to the micro-economy of Detroit, but more importantly a change in the perception of Detroit–from a perception of its danger to an understanding of the opportunity there.