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The Detroit Investment: The Smart Bet

February 28, 2014
It is difficult to push back against negative perceptions of Detroit, but the city’s assets vastly outweigh the challenges.  In the concurrent session, “The Detroit Investment: The Smart Bet,” a panel of the region’s real estate and development leaders shared their optimism for the opportunities that exist in Detroit.

Panelists Tom Wilson, CEO of Olympia Entertainment; Sommer Woods, director of external relations for the M-1 light rail; George Jackson Jr., outgoing president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation; and Eric Larson, president and CEO of Larson Realty Group, spoke about the transformational nature of city projects, including the new arena district development and M-1 light rail. The session was moderated by Dennis Archer Jr., founding principal and president of Archer Corporate Services, and sponsored by Ilitch Holdings, Inc.