If there is one thing in abundance in Detroit, it's saviors. From financiers to philanthropists to entrepreneurs, we have as many saviors as we do vacant lots. As a recovering participant in the "save Detroit" movement, let me tell you there is no one person, no one plan, no one answer for Detroit. And, more importantly Detroit doesn't need to be saved.
Campaigns that highlight the importance of local independent business can provide a big boost for small businesses and local economies battered by the recession, suggests a new survey by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.