Choose Thinking: A Blog by Dan Gilbert

“For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf, and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack.”

- Rudyard Kipling

November 7, 2014

Dan Gilbert’s Statement on Detroit Leaving Bankruptcy

DETROIT, November 7, 2014

Today marks a monumental day in Detroit’s history. Now that the slate is clean, it is time for all of Detroit to get back to business.

We must continue building the kind of environment that allows jobs and wealth to be created. At the end of the day, the only thing that will enable the city to be fiscally responsible and experience significant growth is to develop a positive climate that encourages innovation at all levels.

I am certain Detroit and Detroiters will bring their best game and show the rest of the world what we are capable of achieving. There is no doubt that if we work together and open ourselves up to the creative ideas and exciting opportunities all around us, Detroit will inspire people from within and beyond its borders to transform our city into one of the biggest success stories of the 21st century.


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  • Comment by Aaron — November 8, 2014 @ 6:32 pm:

    I completely agree. Today, the populous forgets about troubled NYC of the 1970s. I currently live and invest in Los Angeles, but there are many Detroiters who want to return to their home city. I know Detroit will become a great success story and I plan to be a part of it. And Mr. Gilbert, thanks for all that you have done.

  • Comment by Sandra Girard — December 14, 2014 @ 2:27 pm:

    Dear Mr. Gilbert:

    I believe you are doing wonderful things for Detroit. I also believe that you can lead other Detroit/Wayne County residents and businesses in doing more to work on the situation discussed in the editorial, “Where are the Black People.” Thank you for your efforts and may you succeed.

  • Comment by Al Gustafson — January 18, 2015 @ 9:57 pm:

    Evangelism is top down. Leadership is top down.

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