You'd be hard-pressed to find a more troubled major American city than Detroit. Take the usual Rust Belt problems; add in especially harsh and au courant industrial decay given what the Motor City's main industry is, and how it is currently doing; plus don't forget a pinch of hilariously corrupt and incompetent ex-mayor. You get the idea.
But as we've discussed many times before, it's precisely into such vacuums and even desolations that there is real space for innovative entrepreneurs to step in, take advantage of low costs and low expectations, and really make a name for themselves, helping the area and the country in the process. Entrepreneur reports on a new non-profit, Bizdom U, that is aiming to help entrepreneurs do all of that (shades of the Youngstown Business Incubator). Basically, it's a free service (you have to apply) for budding entrepreneurs to receive mentoring, training, instruction, and support as they pursue their new business dreams.
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