4 million of residents. Its metropolitan area is the 11th larg-est of the US.
Exceptional location: on the west bank of the Detroit River overlooking Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.
Central position on the North American continent: Canadian Border, direct access to the Atlantic Ocean for the import-export (via Lake St Larent).
Capital of the US auto industry:
Ford, General Motors & Chrysler plants & corporate offices.
Famous universities: Wayne State University & University of Michigan.
City declared bankruptcy in July 2013, with more than 18 billion US dollar of debt, Detroit is officially out of this bankruptcy since December 2014 due to the restructuring plan: rehabilitation, new construction, opening of new shops and restaurants, tram in Downtown …
Acquisition of 1/4 of surface of Downtown by billionaire Dan Gilbert to revitalize the city.
International economic projects: action plan proposing to allocate $ 470 million for a new international crossing between Windsor (Canada) and Detroit.