Unemployment and poverty rates in metro Detroit rank among the nation’s highest.
The jobless rate hovers around 14%. Annual earnings, new mortgages, and home prices keep falling. And with the exodus of middle-class families the city’s population dropped from a 1.8-million high to just over 700,000.
Nearly One Quarter of Housing Units Vacant in Detroit
In the struggles of the once-mighty industrial giant hides a chance at a leaner, greener future. The city must make that transformation – or one like it – to survive.
Read more from Randy Rosso, “In Wake of Detroit's Disastrous Past, Envisioning Greener Pastures.”