Billionaire Dan Gilbert has already bet $5.6 billion on Detroit’s future, but money can’t solve his biggest challenge

‘After my interview with Gilbert in May, as well as conversations over the past few months with people who work closely with him, local business owners and workers, the mayor, community activists, and experts on the city’s history, it became clear that finding a way to alleviate community tensions through outreach and investment is crucial to bringing financial success and stability to the people of Detroit. Because there’s never been a situation like this before in the US, Gilbert has had to consider societal aspects at a scale most business-people have never had to.’

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