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On the Rebound

Friday, March 26, 2021

If renewal is a hallmark of economic recovery, then the Midwest is a walking, talking, hard-working advertisement for a U.S. comeback. Here’s a brief tour of redevelopment projects across a region defined by resilience and reinvention.

Michigan

Two years after Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford announced plans to restore Detroit’s train station, abandoned since 1988, as the center of an innovation hub, the company in November unveiled the site plan for Michigan Central, a 30-acre mobility innovation district centered around the iconic Michigan Central Station and adjacent Book Depository, located at the nexus of four Detroit neighborhoods.

The plan envisions a walkable community, anchored by the train station, that will prioritize the needs of residents and businesses, as well as the 5,000 employees who work there. The Book Depository, designed by Albert Kahn, will be revitalized into a maker space by architecture firm Gensler. The Factory is already home to 250 members of Ford’s autonomous vehicle business unit. Building West will be a new construction to the west of the station. A mobility platform will be located on the elevated train tracks behind the station.

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Why Ohio?

7th Largest Economy in the U.S., 21st Worldwide

7th Largest Economy in the U.S., 21st Worldwide

Ohio Ranks No. 9 in Competitive Labor Environment

Ohio Ranks No. 9 in Competitive Labor Environment

Ohio Has the Fourth Largest Interstate Highway System

Ohio Has the Fourth Largest Interstate Highway System

No Corporate Income or Profits Tax

No Corporate Income or Profits Tax

$2.7 BillionBudget Reserve

$2.7 BillionBudget Reserve

Ohio is One of the Top 10 Freight Destinations

Ohio is One of the Top 10 Freight Destinations

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