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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
This could be a win-win for a lot of people, couldn't it? I applaud this mayor and Detroit for taking steps to attempt to revitalize his town, and am going to choose to ignore pessimists, naysayers, and the usual doom and gloomers who will likely be along any minute now to tell us how this is a waste of money and won't ever work.edit on 2/17/2011 by ~Lucidity because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The internet is the key to the "business codes" and lack of industry. Why not use that cheap real estate and cheap labor force to start a giant E-bay warehouse? Or a technology help-desk? Maybe even a Google-style company that innovates automotive ideas? All of those laid off and retired Automotive experts in that area could surely create some innovation in the arena of automotive technology. Work 30 hours on real work, get paid 10 hours to develop your own project with company resources, and donate 10 hours to maintaining the plant, the equipment, and the neighborhood. Win-Win-Win.
Surely there are some entrepreneurs that could finance a gig like that? Then we build up the neighborhood and the support services like eateries, beauty shops, and daycares around the plant.
This thing needs a little bit of financing, a little bit of sacrifice, a lot of hardwork, and it could be HUGE!!
Maybe Eminem would put in some seed money? Get a few Detroit celebrities together, name some stuff after them and we're off and running!
Originally posted by network dude
reply to post by bluemirage5
I feel quite sure that if the right person could communicate even with the gangs, about bringing the quality of life up in the area, that some positive progress could be made. Nobody WANTS to live in a sewer, the do becasue they have no choice. You just need the guy who has the Bad Mutha effer wallet to do the talking. I ain't that guy.