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Politics & Government
Fri February 7, 2014
Mayor Duggan says President Obama asks for formal proposal to boost Detroit's economy
President Obama was doing more today in Michigan than talking about farm policy.
The president also met with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.
Over a lunch of salmon and rice, Duggan says the two men talked about improving Detroit’s economy.
“The conversation was very fast-paced. We exchanged a number of ideas on a number of strategies,” says Duggan. “You are going to see a continued partnership between the Obama administration and the city of Detroit.”
Duggan says the president asked him to send a specific economic strategy proposal to the White House in 90 days.
Duggan declined to say specifically what economic strategies to bring new jobs to Detroit were discussed.