City Snapshot: Growth Capital Network, Ann Arbor

Tell us a bit about tech in your city. What is Detroit’s culture like, and how does it shape the tech ecosystem? Because we’re in Michigan, we have a lot of engineering and technology talent around automotive, advanced materials, and manufacturing. That said, we’ve also got a very strong IT sector — as well as medical device and therapeutics technology culture that springs from our medical schools, health system, and history of large pharma in Michigan.

City Snapshot: Techtown, Detroit

Tell us a bit about tech in your city. What is Detroit’s culture like, and how does it shape the tech ecosystem? Detroit is a beautiful place. Detroit is a difficult place. We have world-class cultural institutions, a gorgeous riverfront and an incredibly strong sense of community. We also have more than our fair share of abandoned buildings and, like every urban area in the US, a struggling public education system and high crime.