Jan. 18, 2023
The Detroit Regional Chamber brought out movers and shakers for this year’s annual Detroit Policy Conference. It’s theme was center on “the future of our downtown”.
“If you came down to Detroit 12 or 13 years ago on a Saturday morning, there was nobody”, said Detroit Mayor Duggan.
Duggan spoke to the contrast of downtown’s occupancy and vibrancy compared to a time 15 years ago which look like a ghost town. Now the city’s central core is making its way back from the pandemic which sent many workers out the office and into remote work.
The policy conference attracting national urbanist Richard Florida as he spoke to Detroit’s resilience compared to other big cities in attracting and retaining talent and industries.