Twitter coming downtown is exactly the kind of innovative company Detroit needs to advance our vision of becoming one of the most exciting high-tech and web-centered corridors of growth and activity found anywhere.Dan Gilbert talks up Detroit’s high-tech future in “What Twitter Means for Detroit.” I’m posting this from Detroit, where I’ve been visiting family for a few days … and, while none of them have Twitter accounts, I can tell you that they’re all hoping Gilbert is right. HT: Michael Tofias. (via kohenari)
Seriously, if Twitter encourages any other tech companies to join them in Detroit, that’ll be huge for the city. Fact of matter: The auto industry is exactly the right industry to use as a base for this kind of growth, but if these companies are smart, they’ll use it as a trojan horse of sorts, a way to encourage economic rebirth in a city that could make it happen.
April 9, 2012 // 10:44 // 1 year ago