Until now most of the ideas from the standard politicos about rejuvenating the city have revolved around tax breaks to get companies to move offices downtown and opening casinos. While having some more working stiffs in the central city helps, the reality is that the vast majority of them head straight for 'burbs as fast as they can come 5pm. Meanwhile the casinos have really only benefited the gambling companies like MGM Grand.
Detroit has huge swaths of abandonded property and turning it back to farmland and reconcentrating the populace in a smaller area is a great idea. We just need someone to help make it happen.
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