Mayor to deliver 10th State of the City address at Michigan Central Station amid ongoing restoration
- Address on March 7 to highlight transformation of long-vacant train station as the anchor of Michigan Central, a hub for advancing new mobility technologies and opportunity
- Mayor’s previous two State of the City addresses have been held at GM's Factory Zero and new Stellantis' Jeep assembly plant
- Attendance is by invitation, speech will be publicly livestreamed
WHAT: Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver his 10th State of the City address inside the Grand Lobby of the restored Michigan Central Station, the centerpiece of Michigan Central's hub for advancing new technologies and programs that address barriers to greater social, economic and physical mobility. The renovation of the former Michigan Central Train Depot is expected to be completed later this year, after having sat vacant for decades as an international symbol of Detroit's decline.
The Mayor delivered his first State of the City address in January 2014, just a month after taking office when the city was in Bankruptcy, under emergency management and struggling to provide the most basic services. Since that time, the city has seen a historic rise in property values across nearly every neighborhood, the largest construction boom since the 1950s and the lowest unemployment rate in more than two decades.
WHEN: Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Livestream begins at 6:30 p.m.Preliminary activities begin at 6:40 p.m.
Mayor's address begins at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The State of the City Address can be viewed on the following platforms