A Visitor on Detroit’s Startups, Bankruptcy, and Moving Forward

By Amanda Lewan on September 10th, 2013 / Comments

Erik Fabian from the Center for Priority Based Budgeting came to Detroit for a week to explore with a closer lens the financial situation, business growth, and ways to move forward.

The Center for Priority Based Budgeting helps local municipalities adjust their budgets and services to better serve residents in the area, a job currently belongs to Detroit’s Emergency Financial Manager Kevin Orr. It was great to meet Erik and see a visitor’s perspective on how the city can grow beyond bankruptcy and into a healthy future.

Eric’s third part in the series looks a bit closer at startups, though contextualized in the financial and resurgence the city as a whole is shaped by. You’ll hear mention of Michipreneur, Grand Circus, The BizGrid, startup activity in the Madison Building, leaders like Dan Gilbert and more.

Here’s Eric’s three part series on Detroit:

Do you think businesses can continue to grow during this turbulent time for the city?

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Amanda Lewan

Amanda Lewan

Editor @michipreneur. Co-founder Bamboo Detroit. Follow me @Amanda_Jenn. I love telling the story of entrepreneurs and innovators.