You're reading the title right. And if I've said it once, I've said it a million times...despite all the problems the city of Detroit has, there is a lot of good going on as well. And it appears that a few folks are taking notice. Like those in Pittsburgh.
A recent article in Pittsburgh's Pop City ezine discusses the opportunity and collobartion being being born in Detroit among local officials, business interests, education and the non-profit sector. As the article notes, it shows in the efforts taking place on the M-1 rail line, development of Tech Town, projects such as the Greening of Detroit and development of the art and food scene.
So this summer, as you venture down to a Tigers game, the boat races or any of the numerous festivals that take place, remember to hang out for a while and get a feel for the "good" that is happening in our state's biggest city.
Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.