It's a revival being described by top city and business leaders as "electrifying", "inspiring", and "overflowing with opportunity".
What started as a sympathetic interest in Detroit's bankruptcy story has turned into a burst of economic activity – serving as a beacon for young talent and fresh ideas, turning what was old and broken into something new and vibrant.
Right now, Detroit ranks as the second largest source of architectural and engineering job opportunities in the country. Its information technology and advanced manufacturing puts the city in fourth place for high-tech employment. The birthplace of the auto industry, Detroit currently produces more cars and trucks than any other state in the country. There is also an entrepreneurial spirit spreading through the Motor City, with more than 100 tech start-ups, and new businesses like Shinola, breathing fresh life into manufacturing and skilled trade.
Our Fraser Trebilcock offices are located inside the iconic One Woodward building. Steps from the city's Civic Center and Financial District, we are in the heart of downtown. Just blocks away, Campus Martius Park lives up to its name as "Detroit's gathering place", attracting hundreds of thousands of people throughout the year. Surrounded by Quicken Loans and Compuware's headquarters, Campus Martius is one of the most active places for pedestrians, with its restaurants, skating rink, performance stages, art sculptures, a farmers market, and more.
Art, music, and food are all a major part of Detroit's rebound. The region is home to more than 30 art museums, including the Henry Ford, the New Detroit Science Center, and the Detroit Institute of arts – the sixth-largest fine arts museum in the country. It's no surprise that Motown's music scene is being described as the epicenter of music innovation. With blues, gospel, and jazz, along with rock, R&B, house music and hip-hop – creativity is abound. And when it comes to food, there is an amazing revival of neighborhood restaurants – some, with products you may recognize on the global market ( McClure's Pickles, Hacienda Mexican Foods, Garden Fresh Gourmet).
The city's comeback is a process that will take place over the long haul – with Fraser Trebilcock here to provide legal support and counsel for businesses, organizations, associations and individuals.