Biden later said that small businesses are among the largest job creators. They are central in sustaining Detroit growth, and not just in the city center, Biden added. “Motor City Match is doing that,” said the vice president said, adding Duggan was the visionary who moved the program forward.
"Detroit’s bus system is making significant improvements, enough that the U.S. government is lifting financial restrictions on how the agency can access federal funding." On-time bus departures rose to 98% in November 2016, up from 62% in January 2014.
Detroit's mayor is pushing for more membership in local trade unions. This all ties back to the construction boom in Detroit. Mayor Mike Duggan wants more Detroiters involved in that boom and getting the work.
“I want to put Detroiters to work rebuilding Detroit,” Duggan told The Detroit News.
When fully implemented in January, the service expansion is expected to add approximately 1,500 trips per week for DDOT customers. DDOT is rolling out six new 24-hour routes, for a total of nine 24-hour routes citywide. DDOT did not offer 24-hour service prior to 2016. DDOT is also adding five new express routes to help Detroiters get to important job centers.
“The magnitude of the blight problem in the city is enormous; but instead of whining about it, we got to work on it,” said Mayor Duggan.
“A summer job can make all the difference in the life of one of our youths,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “It provides skills, experience and confidence, and it prepares them for bright futures and prosperous careers.
“We are making a promise to every single child who graduates from a high school in the City of Detroit that you will have your first two years of college paid for,” Mayor Mike Duggan said. “We’re going to build from here to the point where we’re ultimately going to raise money so it can be four years, but today it’s two years.”
“We are making a promise to every single child who graduates in the city of Detroit that you have your first two years of college paid for at community college,” Mayor Mike Duggan said during a press conference.
“These are not the City’s large marquee parks that already have seen improvements. These are the local parks that many families can walk to from home without ever having to cross a major road,” said Mayor Duggan. “As we bring back neighborhoods across this city, we are making sure we bring back the neighborhood parks along with them.”