Detroit is one of those cities that America has left behind socially and a great exodus of influence and support left a generation ago. I have many close friends who are deeply rooted in the Detroit Region that continue to thrive today working and laboring to improve or enrich their community in new ways. I appreciate the TrueGrit which continues to play through in todays society and business circles. I have looked at supporting businesses in and around the Region to secure ties to a proud city I have much respect for. Ever impressed by the tech innovations and growth within Ann Arbor I am excited how my professional career has rooted me more into the Region.
A great article which bears the need to amplify is written by re/code writer Liz Gannes where she shares in her own words her personal connection to Detroit both past, present and future. As a man of faith and science I see all the potential that Detroit has to leap frog other cities in the realm of tech start-ups and companies looking to expand. With the infrastructure that Detroit has for pulling in major steel and manufacturing it has all that is needed to be the new mecca of tech companies. Lets not forget it’s strong support of business growth and diverse college graduate population along with it’s low barrier of entry. Detroit is setup to explode within my generation and I just hope that I will be on the right side of the wave supporting it’s rise into the future I know it belongs in.
I encourage any REIT or Online Storage companies to setup shop in Detroit by purchasing these old manufacturing plants. Convert them into server farms, tech-incubators, or MAKER spaces. With the inexpensive cost of overhead and infrastructure Detroit is a solid long term investment within the technology world.
I am sending a shout out to all my friends in Detroit holding down the bunker for future generations. You epitomize the definition of TrueGrit and continue to inspire America with your resilience!
Check out the series from Liz Gannes for more in depth review HERE.