This video represents the views of just a few of many individuals (of all ages!) and organizations that are passionate about Detroit. Sixteen young professionals who live, work, play, and give in Detroit came together to contribute their thoughts. Hear how they see Detroit today... and the vision they have for it in the future. We hope you will join our efforts because together, WE ARE DETROIT!

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Participate in the revitalization efforts for one of the most significant cities in the world.

Over the past year, the media has been captivated by the successes and failures of Detroit and the region. Challenge Detroit is a movement that will capitalize on this media attention in an effort to influence the future of Detroit.

It has become painfully obvious that without retaining and attracting young professionals, the intelligence and productivity chain in the area will be broken. The only attraction stronger than the excitement and amenities of a lively urban center is the opportunity to make a difference, have influence, and collaborate on the growth of a new urban center – one that is crafted for the future by today’s young leaders, but is supported by the open arms and collective intellectual capital and connectivity of the region’s leaders and influencers.

Challenge Detroit, an initiative of The Collaborative Group, is a program targeted at attracting and retaining young talent to Detroit in an effort to develop and rejuvenate the city’s core and continue to grow an attractive, urban center that will strengthen the surrounding region.

The program will begin with a competition that will identify 30-young professionals (between the ages of 21 and 34) who will be offered a job and housing, among other benefits, in the greater Detroit area. Challenge Detroit will seek candidates from every area of expertise – artists, lawyers, doctors, engineers – to participate in forward-thinking jobs that exemplify the diversity of our region.

Candidates will have a multi-faceted experience in the greater Detroit community where they will have opportunities to live, work, socialize, and contribute to community efforts during the course of one year in Detroit.

In effort to showcase Challenge Detroit as a sustainable movement, candidates and companies will be featured in a consistent online campaign aimed at promoting the region and the good things happening here.

produced by MotionEcho Media

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