Discuss Detroit Archives - Beginning January 2006 Interesting piece... Previous Next
Top of pageBottom of page

Detroit_stylin
Member
Username: Detroit_stylin

Post Number: 2453
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 66.202.227.12
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 3:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://detroitnews.com/apps/pb cs.dll/article?AID=/20060207/O PINION03/602070336/1003
Top of pageBottom of page

Gravitymachine
Member
Username: Gravitymachine

Post Number: 843
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 198.208.159.18
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 3:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ding! ding! ding!

"Cities are more fun than suburbs. The excitement comes from people -- a mix of them, pursuing their dreams and passions and whims. That's why so many flee here for Manhattan or Chicago."
Top of pageBottom of page

Detroitduo
Member
Username: Detroitduo

Post Number: 490
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 84.156.38.61
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 4:07 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Laura Berman rocks. She is one of the DetNews columnists I even bother to read. I really hope this magic lingers...
Top of pageBottom of page

Gravitymachine
Member
Username: Gravitymachine

Post Number: 844
Registered: 05-2005
Posted From: 198.208.159.18
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 4:10 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

some suburban guy who generally makes fun of detroit and its follys, asked me today to put together a list of good restaurants in the city for him....that's a start right? :-)
Top of pageBottom of page

Mackinaw
Member
Username: Mackinaw

Post Number: 1195
Registered: 02-2005
Posted From: 141.213.173.94
Posted on Tuesday, February 07, 2006 - 5:32 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm not a Berman fan (she was awfully pessimistic before the Super Bowl, btw), but she correctly gives props to KK for execution of SBXL. I would add that he is making a strong case for the need to get big, attention-getting events to spur investment and capital-inflow before and after the event itself. His plan is working, and real estate and business development around the entire city is doing better off now than at the start of his term. Even when his policies such as tax abatements have had little to do with projects, you can at least say that there is an undercurrent of optimism in the Detroit economy that our leadership has fostered.

Add Your Message Here
Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.