Many have written the Motor City off for dead. But three key figures from, of all things, the world of basketball give me hope that the city will reemerge as a powerhouse for innovation and new high-growth startups.
The airport is usually all I ever see of Detroit. I never spend any time there — I just connect. And, though the sleek and modern terminal is brimming with life, all one needs to do is look down at the ground on takeoff before one wonders if there really is life in this city. All you see is miles and miles of empty parking lots.The expansive freeways seem underutilized — a somewhat ironic twist for the city that invented automobile production. The airport is full of nothing but connectors like me — none of the locals are traveling.
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