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Developing the Next Generation of Workers: Detroit

October 25, 2022

Axios recently hosted an “Expert Voices” roundtable discussion in Detroit. The event included Anika Goss, DFC’s president and CEO, who shared with other attendees their motivations and strategies for improving economic development and competitiveness in the region.

Goss shared, “What concerns me about one or the other, so trades or college, is that I feel like in Michigan we’re not very good at either. So then what we end up doing is trapping kids that are mostly kids of color, mostly from low-income communities, to trades. And then continuing to steer upper income white young people to college, and higher ed…I really think we have to think about this more holistically.”

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