My Future in Detroit
Five years from now, I see myself here in Detroit working as a community member. I see myself a part of a community that uses the best of the individuals within to maintain cultural and social benefits for itself. I would like to be a part of the transformation of Detroit as businesses begin to start up and invest in the city. The level of cooperation between the community and businesses is truly unique and I don’t think I would be able to find such a collaborative spirit elsewhere. We have already seen numerous examples of this, with successful businesses such as Goodwell’s. I hope that I could be a part of this new way of looking at economic development and community building.
I don’t see Detroit as big or rich as it used to be. A lot of that was caused by a sole industry that grew and fell faster than most people expected. But I see Detroit growing, in every way, slower and not as much. And I see its cultural and community values developing in a way that will bring people back and change people’s perception of what they thought Detroit was.