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Detroiters Want Jobs Back in the City: Detroit Agenda

November 1, 2013


Photo Credit | Rebecca Cook, Reuters
Photo Credit | Rebecca Cook, Reuters

"When you lose population, you lose jobs..."


--Dennis Archer, 67th Mayor of Detroit

WDET has been speaking with Detroit residents to find out their opinions on major issues throughout the city for our ‘Detroit Agenda’ project. One of the biggest concerns Detroiters mentioned is the lack of jobs. WDET’s J. Carlisle Larsen spoke with former Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer about his opinion on why a lack of jobs is such a chronic problem in the city.
Click on the audio player above to listen to this conversation.

WDET’s news team took to the streets to talk to hundreds of Detroiters about their neighborhoods – asking what they wanted for their communities – and what needs to change. Learn more about The Detroit Agenda here.