This fall, KC Crain will host the sixth iteration of The Detroit Homecoming, produced by Crain’s Detroit Business.
As in past years, they’ll have at least 200 “expats” come “home” to Detroit for a couple of days to see first-hand how the city is evolving.
The event has been tremendously successful in bringing attention and investment back to Detroit. The investment number — planned or executed projects — is well north of $500 million.
It’s amazing to consider the number of successful people who have ties to Detroit but went off to realize their business and career success somewhere else. We’ve had some very successful expats speak at Homecoming over the years, a list that includes philanthropist Steve Ballmer, developer and sports titan Stephen Ross, “Hamilton” producer Jeffrey Seller, NBA alum Jalen Rose and actress Lily Tomlin.
And there are still people on the invite list they’d love to persuade to attend, like Madonna, Keegan-Michael Key and Google’s Larry Page (he went to University of Michigan, after all).
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