- Associated Press - Thursday, September 18, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has kicked off a three-day conference calling on former Detroiter’s to help reshape the city’s future.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1pkabc0 ) Snyder spoke Wednesday night at the David Whitney Building as part of “The Detroit Homecoming.” The building is undergoing $90 million renovations and is set to open as a boutique hotel and upscale apartment.

The governor says the once-vacant building is a metaphor for Detroit. He says work in Detroit also is incomplete but “we can finish it together.”

Organizers say the event will examine Detroit’s pending emergence from bankruptcy and the opportunities arising from it. They hope to have 150 to 200 expatriates take part in the invitation-only conference.

Snyder told attendees that the city’s bankruptcy “was a solution to 50 years of problems.”

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/

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