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Old 04-01-2011, 07:41 AM
Location: Grand Rapids Metro
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Originally Posted by magellan View Post
I agree. Many would say that Chicago and Washington D.C. are world-class cities, even though their public school systems suck still. If Detroit can even get 20,000 young professionals back into the city in 10 years, who don't care about the schools but who shake up the establishment and run for offices, that would be huge. The changes would be plainly evident.
Quoting myself, but I found this article and thought that it went right along with my theory.

Urban centers draw more young, educated adults - USATODAY.com

Interesting that downtown Detroit added 2000 young people in this last census count.
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