Detroit: The Next American City of Opportunity

State and local governments are the laboratories of democracy where new ideas are first tried and tested. The Manhattan Institute has spent over thirty years working on policies to improve the quality of life and the vitality of local economies in cities across the country. In this preview video for the event, Michael Allegretti discusses how these innovative policies could possibly offer more opportunities for recovery in Detroit.

Featuring Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, this event will focus on what comes next for Detroit in terms of managing its public labor force, reconciling its balance sheet, and striving to deliver the public services that its citizens deserve. The lessons from Detroit’s decline are instructive, but the lessons from its still-to- be-written future will surely provide the path forward for other American cities. We will hear firsthand from the men who are working together, along with local leaders, to create a more sustainable future for the Motor City.

 

12:00 PM REGISTRATION & RECEPTION
12:30 PM LUNCH
1:00 PM WELCOME REMARKS: Michael Allegretti, VP Programs, Manhattan Institute
1:10 PM INTRODUCTORY REMARKS: Lawrence Mone, President, Manhattan Institute
1:15 PM MODERATED CONVERSATION: Honorable Rick Snyder, Governor, State of Michigan Kevyn Orr, Emergency Manager, City of Detroit Moderator: Daniel DiSalvo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, City College of New York & Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute
1:45 PM MODERATED QUESTION & ANSWER PERIOD
2:00 PM PROGRAM CONCLUDES
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