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Mon August 12, 2013
One possible solution for Detroit: attract more immigrants
When you consider all of the possible "fixes" being discussed for struggling big cities like Detroit, there is an idea being offered up that has truly stood the test of time: attract more immigrants.
It's the way cities have been built all through American history. Open the doors to people who are hungry for new opportunities, for a new life, and watch them pour their energies into building new businesses, improving their homes and neighborhoods, attracting more new residents as family members follow from the Old Country.
But immigrants are not coming to Detroit, and that is something Steve Tobocman hopes to change.
He is the director of Global Detroit. So far, they've launched over a half dozen distinct initiatives to make Southeast Michigan---and Detroit---more welcoming to immigrants.
Steve Tobocman joined us today to talk about the program.
Listen to the full interview above.