To Tackle America's Greatest Challenges, Follow Detroit's Lead

"I've traveled to Detroit on business for more than 25 years, and the signs of the city's recovery are becoming apparent. @@Although the city has a long way to go, you can feel the increasing energy and spirit of cooperation@@ that businesses, government and nonprofits have to increase economic growth and create greater opportunity for all. The city has exited bankruptcy, fixed thousands of streetlights, and improved emergency response times and started to reduce blight.

Full credit goes to Mayor Mike Duggan, a Democrat, and Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican. They are trying new ideas and modifying plans as they go along, never pointing fingers or worrying about taking credit.

The collaborative approach fosters an environment where individuals and businesses, large and small, have growing confidence to invest and build. JPMorgan Chase is proud of its 80-plus years serving Detroit and, most recently, of the company's $100 million commitment to help bolster the city's recovery."

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