Here’s the thing: Detroit, while dangerous in certain places and often backwards and frustrating when it comes to city development (read: like many other American cities), is also home to some of the most friendly, wholesome, and kind-hearted individuals you’ll find in the Midwest. In Detroit, you’re likely to find a vibe of collaboration, not competition. At least that’s what a lot of folks in the small business, start-up, and tech worlds are experiencing, and is also why a lot of people are starting to move here. Yes, we’re looking at you, former Brooklynites.
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Jeff Waraniak is an underrated party guest specializing in cheese-based snackfoods and the booze left over from last time. He lives in Detroit.