Detroit’s Renaissance

Detroit’s Renaissance

In the early 1900s, Detroit was a booming industrial town, put on the map by hosting Henry Ford’s first car factory. GM and Chrysler soon found a home in Detroit as well, which spurred population growth and innovation in the region. Detroit has experienced an incredible revitalization since the 20th century though, and is no longer recognizable as merely an industrial town.  Over $24 billion has been invested in renovation projects since 2006.  Midtown Detroit is now named one of the 25 hottest neighborhoods in America. The city is home to four major sports teams; an emerging walkable 50-block hub called District Detroit, chock full of restaurants, bars, businesses, and parks; and a thriving riverfront scene.  The city has a widespread bike share system as well as a new streetcar, called the QLine.  This summer, DTE Energy built Beacon Park in the middle of the city, which houses food trucks, a restaurant, walking paths, and ample space for sports and music.  Detroit is now known as a romantic getaway full of history, activity, and life. We are excited to explore what the city has to offer at our Annual Meeting!