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Old 01-25-2017, 08:12 AM
 
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Well, I mean, ideally that's when people start moving here. North Dakota grew from 670,000 to 760,000 people from 2010 to 2015, and it has wayyyy less to offer than Detroit. Significantly worse weather too. In fact, if I had to place my finger on the least desirable place to live in America, it would probably be Minot or Williston, North Dakota, (...or maybe Provo, Utah) but when those places were spilling over with available, well-paying work, people couldn't move there fast enough, just so they could freeze half-way to death while doing manual labor and smelling like hydrocarbons all day. I think we underestimate the human passion for $$
I agree. That having been said, the new bridge was estimated to need over 10,000 workers. So if a lot of construction projects start coming online at the same time.....people will have to come from different parts of the county to fill those jobs. They probably will not stay unless there is persistent work even after the projects are done. Also, there are lots and lots of Michigan economic refugees living in other states who would be drawn back to the state if they feel this is not just another Michigan boom and bust cycle.....but rather....sustainable economic growth and activity.
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Old 01-27-2017, 02:02 AM
 
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When Trump manages to turn around Delray, Inkster, and Flint I will truly believe in his leadership qualities.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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When Trump manages to turn around Delray, Inkster, and Flint I will truly believe in his leadership qualities.
This is America. Those problems will NEVER be fixed in just 4 years, period. And that's not the presidents job to turn around neighborhoods and cities. That's why you vote for mayor's, governors, state reps, city council, ect.
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Old 01-27-2017, 08:08 PM
 
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Make Detroit GREAT again, it will happen and soon!!!
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:46 AM
 
Location: Windsor Ontario/Colchester Ontario
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When Trump manages to turn around Delray, Inkster, and Flint I will truly believe in his leadership qualities.
Delray will be helped by the new international crossing that is being built, not by anything Trump does! Delray's days of being a residential area are probably numbered though. Most investment in the area will be commercial and industrial, especially warehousing and logistics.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:44 AM
 
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I feel that Detroit will be Trumps target city the next four years, for better or worse.
Trump will give 'preference' to the states which supported him. No difference to the way Obama enacted policies which the liberal coasts prefer (same sex marriage, illegal immigration, min wage etc)

I like that he is not a "religious nut" but unsure if Pence will try to push such an agenda. Its hard for the "average" American to argue against jobs for the lower middle class and putting America first in terms of trade deals.

If we don't see results in 4 years, then he was just another BS talking politician and will loose by a landslide (due to his other flaws).
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Old 01-29-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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This is America. Those problems will NEVER be fixed in just 4 years, period. And that's not the presidents job to turn around neighborhoods and cities. That's why you vote for mayor's, governors, state reps, city council, ect.
Well it seems the lower level governments haven't done so well so far trying to turn around Detroit, Flint, or other parts of the rustbelt. Only downtown Detroit and its immediate surroundings are reviving at the moment. Perhaps Trump should get involved personally to really get things done.

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Delray will be helped by the new international crossing that is being built, not by anything Trump does! Delray's days of being a residential area are probably numbered though. Most investment in the area will be commercial and industrial, especially warehousing and logistics.
Isn't there somebody rather powerful called Maroun who is opposed to that new bridge and is trying to prevent its construction?
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Old 01-29-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Well it seems the lower level governments haven't done so well so far trying to turn around Detroit, Flint, or other parts of the rustbelt. Only downtown Detroit and its immediate surroundings are reviving at the moment. Perhaps Trump should get involved personally to really get things done.


Isn't there somebody rather powerful called Maroun who is opposed to that new bridge and is trying to prevent its construction?
Do you really think Trump gives a damn? even if he did, he doesn't have time to baby sit a single city when he's not only the president of the US but the leader of the free world. And the current mayor of Detroit has been working hard to improve things all over the city. A competent mayor can do more for a city than a president ever could so Duggan is our best bet.
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Old 01-29-2017, 05:27 PM
 
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Wait, you mean to tell me "Hope and Change" weren't enough for Detroit? We don't want no oppressive white government coming here and destroying Obama's accomplishments.
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Old 01-29-2017, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Detroit
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Wait, you mean to tell me "Hope and Change" weren't enough for Detroit? We don't want no oppressive white government coming here and destroying Obama's accomplishments.
Obama did more for Detroit than I ever expected him to do. Let's start with the auto bailout that kept probably 100,000 jobs (all together) from leaving Detroit. And let's not forget to thanks Obama for working with Mayor Duggan and helping him demolish vacant homes, improve Detroit's public transportation system, and replace street lights and then came down to see the progress himself. There are other things but those are the BIGGEST changes that have happened to Detroit thanks in no small part to Obama and Duggan. So yes, that was good change, I LOVE and need MORE of that type of change. But again, 8 years is not enough. Detroit is going to need competent leadership for decades, not just a few years, no matter who is president.
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