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Detroit: America's Next Tech Boomtown

jfruh (300774) writes | about 4 months ago

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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 4 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?

http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Detroit-Michigan.html#ixzz2zFP0zLIW [city-data.com]
Violent crime rate in 2012
Detroit: 1,206.8
U.S. Average: 214.0

http://www.freerepublic.com/fo... [freerepublic.com]

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