Columnist Daniel Howes today explains as only a savvy local can why technology and entrepreneurship may be the best and only hope for Detroit’s ravaged economy and jobs landscape. His column is a gratifying response to our months of work preparing the conference that begins tomorrow. We really do believe that in a technologizing time, the opportunities for rapid transformation are gigantic and real. But we also believe that it will not happen automaticallly. The changes that need to happen will require business, government, and civic leaders to actively embrace the opportunities presented by technology’s headlong progress. We are here in Detroit because we hope it happens. Tomorrow’s conference is our contribution.
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