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Old 11-04-2017, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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Detroit is far from forgotten, it's the automotive capital of the nation and probably the planet as well. The amount of investment and positive recognition it has received in recent years has been huge!

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But most of the auto industry has left Detroit same with steel in Cleveland. Plus it has a lot of blight Detroit was done by white flight, politics and the riots in the 1960s.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:11 PM
 
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But most of the auto industry has left Detroit same with steel in Cleveland. Plus it has a lot of blight Detroit was done by white flight, politics and the riots in the 1960s.
This is not accurate. There is this myth that Detroit's decline is due to Automotive decline. The Detroit area is still the automotive capital of the world. While the region definitely follows the cycles the industry is prone to. Where the manufacturing jobs may have shifted south, the R&D, STEM, and corporate jobs have more than trippled, making the area a corporate center over a manufacturing one.

Detroit's decline was due to white flight, and regional political warfare that caused the cities tax base to escape to the suburbs creating a systemic collapse. If Detroit's decline were the same as Cleveland it would have suffered stronger declines at a regional level which it has not. To that point the decline at the regional level turned around rather quickly once the economy improved, where the Cleveland area is still losing a little. I don't think Detroit will be a forgotten city. It's big enough, and it's signature industry keeps it in a fairly strong global position for business. If the city itself keeps having the accelerated investment it's currently seeing the Detroit we talk about 10 years from now will be starkly different.
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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But most of the auto industry has left Detroit same with steel in Cleveland. Plus it has a lot of blight Detroit was done by white flight, politics and the riots in the 1960s.
Plain wrong! The auto industry is alive and well and thriving in Detroit! Where are you getting your inaccurate information from?
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Old 11-04-2017, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH
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This is not accurate. There is this myth that Detroit's decline is due to Automotive decline. The Detroit area is still the automotive capital of the world. While the region definitely follows the cycles the industry is prone to. Where the manufacturing jobs may have shifted south, the R&D, STEM, and corporate jobs have more than trippled, making the area a corporate center over a manufacturing one.

Detroit's decline was due to white flight, and regional political warfare that caused the cities tax base to escape to the suburbs creating a systemic collapse. If Detroit's decline were the same as Cleveland it would have suffered stronger declines at a regional level which it has not. To that point the decline at the regional level turned around rather quickly once the economy improved, where the Cleveland area is still losing a little. I don't think Detroit will be a forgotten city. It's big enough, and it's signature industry keeps it in a fairly strong global position for business. If the city itself keeps having the accelerated investment it's currently seeing the Detroit we talk about 10 years from now will be starkly different.
OK I stand corrected I was wrong. Just keep picking on Cleveland. LOL! JK.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:28 PM
 
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