Decade-long effort to improve Detroit waterfront created 16,700 construction jobs

09/12/2013 | MLive.com (Michigan) (free registration)

Improvements made to Detroit's international riverfront have created 16,700 construction jobs over the last decade, according to a study commissioned by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to celebrate its 10th year of revitalization work. The project has drawn investments -- both public and private -- of $1.55 billion, $639 million of which was spent directly on improvements. Work on the riverfront is 80% finished.

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