Detroit named on CNN Money's list of most innovative cities

Oct 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Detroit has earned a spot on CNN Money's 2014 list of most innovative cities, alongside San Francisco, New York, and Chicago. 

Via CNN:

Need is often a prime driver of innovation — and Detroit needs a lot.

There's a new land bank charged with helping get people back into the city's thousands of abandoned homes. The land bank itself is part of a broader plan to reimagine all of Detroit's unused space — a plan that's won points from experts.

Start-up incubators abound, with a vibrant technology district downtown. In the city's Midtown section, light manufacturing is making a comeback and other high-tech industries are taking hold, helped by funding from regional and national foundations. The two neighborhoods will soon be connected by a new light rail line — a collaborative work between the public and private sectors. 

We'll give 'em props for including us (and for not rattling off our attributes BuzzFeed style).