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Reviving Detroit – America's Original Tech Hub

Investors and visionaries are starting to come back to Detroit. Pictured is the office of Detroit Labs, which makes apps for companies like Chevy and Domino’s. (detroitlabs.com)
Investors and visionaries are starting to come back to Detroit. Pictured is the office of Detroit Labs, which makes apps for companies like Chevy and Domino’s. (detroitlabs.com)

Detroit, to many outsiders, has become synonymous with the fall of American manufacturing. After bankruptcy, bailouts, massive population loss and decay, the city has struggled to get to its feet and reshape itself.

Built as the original American technology hub with its focus on cars, investors and visionaries are beginning to come back to Detroit. They’re pumping private money into rebuilding innovation into the fibers of the city.

Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd spoke with Liz Gannes of the tech news site Re/code, who writes about Detroit in a week-long series.

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