DETROIT — It was once the mighty Motor City.
In Detroit’s heyday, it was the place where workers in a rising middle class flocked to factories to build the cars that changed America’s way of life. It was a city of innovation, of pride, of grit.
Now, it has filed for bankruptcy. There are roughly 700,000 people left there, less than half of the 1.8 million who called the city home when population peaked in the 1950s. The decline of the auto industry took away jobs. Foreclosures left behind blocks of empty homes in once vibrant neighborhoods.
I am looking for someone or a group to help fund the restoration of old historic buildings in Detroit. This is both a business start-up and a community service. I am a firm believer that if we act like Frankenstein and rebuild old parts then we can give Detroit the transfusion it needs to come back to life. The city once the model for the rest of the nation is now the blight on a map. It can only be done one building at a time but with investors and the community we can rebuild what was once the grandier of this great city and bring it back from what looks like the living after-math of Hiroshima.