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Detroit Gives Amazon HQ2 a Shot at More Than Another Headquarters (via Detroit Free Press)

Detroit Free Press | Oct. 14, 2017 | by Susan Tompor

Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 bid might be a sleeper, as outside experts contend. Or, maybe, it could spark a broader vision in an ongoing dream to revitalize Detroit. […]

Michigan’s University Research Corridor — an alliance of U-M, MSU and Wayne State —claims to be one of the nation’s top research clusters.

Wayne State University President M. Roy Wilson said the benchmark reports indicate that the three universities in the research corridor stand out as producers of high-demand talent — including engineers and experts in computer science.

“That’s the kind of talent Amazon will be looking for,” Wilson said. […] READ MORE