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Youth Flow into Detroit and Spur Investment

Amid talk of downsizing and abandonment, a new surge of young investors has been moving into Detroit and revitalizing its economy.
January 11, 2011, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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"Hotels, theaters, art galleries, charter schools, condos and dozens of restaurants have opened, primarily in abandoned buildings, in the past year or are to open this year in the Midtown, New Center and Woodbridge neighborhoods.

'We are onto something great in this city,' Detroit artist and muralist Jennifer Quigley said. 'People who want art and culture are gravitating here.'

The revitalization is being driven by generous grants, new state tax credits and more investor confidence in the city's ability to attract young professionals, art enthusiasts and others, said Sue Mosey, president of the University Cultural Center Association, a nonprofit community group based in Midtown."

Young people are flocking to the city, and they're bringing ideas for opening new businesses and entrepreneurial ventures in an affordable climate.

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Published on Sunday, January 9, 2011 in The Detroit Free Press
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