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CONGRESS WATCH Northern Michigan – July 2013, US Senate [PHOTO] Levin Statement on Detroit Filing for Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Protection, US Senate Levin statement on amendments to deny federal funding to Detroit and other localities, US Senate Levin statement on … Continue reading

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CONGRESS WATCH Video – Fox Business: Rep. Huizenga discusses a fresh start for Detroit on Varney & Co. Video – Michigan’s Big Show: Huizenga says a federal bailout is not the answer to Detroit’s problems Audio – WHTC: Huizenga talks student … Continue reading

A Growth Strategy for Post-Bankruptcy Detroit


BOOK REVIEW

The Metropolitan Revolution, Authors: Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley.

By Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley – Detroit needs a strong growth strategy to complement the state’s intervention on debt and deficits. Absent an economic revival, the city’s fiscal problems will be recurring and inescapable.

Like many American cities, Detroit has a strong core. Its 7.2 square miles, encompassing Downtown, Midtown, New Center and a handful of other neighborhoods in a city of 138 square miles, is seeing a surge of private and civic investment and business and residential growth. In this relatively small area of the city there are roughly 5,400 businesses, employing more than 135,000 workers. Add to that the 29,000 students at Wayne State University, and the numbers represent a remarkable opportunity to catalyze growth in businesses, the residential market and all that follows. more> http://tinyurl.com/ks6fs78

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CONGRESS WATCH Senator Stabenow is Leading the Fight to Keep Student Loan Rates Low, US Senate [VIDEO 2:36] Republicans Block Stabenow Measure to Reverse Student Loan Rate Hike, US Senate Chairwoman Stabenow: Smithfield Hearing Reinforces Serious Concerns About Foreign Purchases … Continue reading

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CONGRESS WATCH Chairwoman Stabenow Joins Students to Launch New School Garden Collaborative in Detroit, US Senate,/li> Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation to Crack Down on Currency Manipulation by Japan, China, Other Nations, US Senate,/li> Senator Stabenow Statement on Congressman John Dingell … Continue reading