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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

jfruh (300774) writes | about 6 months ago


jfruh (300774) writes "Over the past few years, the growth rate in Detroit tech jobs has been twice the natural average. The reason is the industry that still makes Detroit a company town: U.S. automotive companies are getting into high tech in a big way, and need qualified people to help them do it. Another bonus: the rent is a lot cheaper than it is in San Francisco."
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"A bit of urban grit"?? (1)

BobMcD (601576) | about 6 months ago | (#46787205)

This is good news if you are shopping for a place to live and don't mind a bit of urban grit. A quick search on Zillow indicates you can buy an apartment in Detroit for about what one of those high-tech cars costs.

Does that quick search on Zillow tell you whether or not that's a viable place to actually, you know, live? []
Violent crime rate in 2012
Detroit: 1,206.8
U.S. Average: 214.0 []

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