July 11, 2019 Detroit, MI – Worth Magazine recently announced their editor’s choices for the 12 most dynamic cities of 2019, including Detroit, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Nashville, Milwaukee, Seattle, San Antonio, Charleston, San Francisco, Savannah, and Washington, D.C. Detroit also received the recognition as a Worth Dynamic City in 2018.
Detroit was recognized this time for the significant investment made by billionaire Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, and one of the main forces behind the revitalization of downtown Detroit. Besides Gilbert, General Motors, the Ford Family, the Ilitches of Little Caesars fame and Mayor Mike Duggan are noted for casting a vision that has brought massive investment to the area, including new or renovated hotels, office building, sports arenas, and restaurants.
“The changes in downtown Detroit have fueled positive economic development initiatives in our entire region,” said Barry Matherly, President, and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership. “We’ve seen growth in many of our communities throughout the 11-county region that the Partnership promotes.”
Matherly recently moderated the Worth Magazine Cities Summit 2019 panel discussing new ideas in transportation. The Cities Summit is an interactive economic development and thought leadership conference that focuses on strategies for fostering inclusive growth, downtown development, and global investment.
“Detroit’s inclusion as a dynamic city two years in a row highlights the positive changes happening not only in our region but throughout Michigan,” said Matherly. “We hope to keep that momentum moving in a positive direction to attract more business investment to our region.”
The Detroit Regional Partnership is a public-private economic development partnership focused on marketing and attraction for the 11-county Southeast Michigan region. Formed in 2019, the organization’s mission is to create a best-in-class business development program that is capable of competing and winning against the world’s top regions. They are part of the Southeast Michigan Ecosystem.