- Associated Press - Sunday, November 2, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A $600,000 federal grant has been given to Detroit to help the city develop a plan to revitalize its largest industrial corridor.

The city says the Mount Elliott Employment District is targeted as the center for a rejuvenated manufacturing cluster. Nearly 15,000 people work at an estimated 1,700 businesses in the east side district.

The plan is expected to cover improvements to the area’s infrastructure, site development, transportation and marketing for attracting business.

Mayor Mike Duggan says the upgrades will reinforce the Detroit region’s “role as a global hub for manufacturing” and help provide jobs for residents.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration grant will be used by the city and the Detroit Economic Growth Association. The project is scheduled to start early next year.

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