05/16/2013 11:16 am ET Updated Jul 16, 2013

'Bring On More Gentrification,' Declares Detroit's Economic Development Czar, George Jackson | Motor City Muckraker


George Jackson Jr., the influential leader of economic development in Detroit, told an audience in Grosse Pointe Farms that he's a staunch supporter of gentrification because the city needs a larger tax base to emerge from a decades-long funk.

Speaking at a forum about Detroit's future Tuesday evening, the president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation said gentrification is "one of the costs of progress."

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