A business to revitalize a city?
Hello my name is Anthony, I am new to Startup Nation and I live in Jackson, Michigan. Currently Michigan is the worse state economically and Jackson is considered one of the worse if not the worse city in Michigan. I see this as a great opportunity. There are all sorts of tax breaks, real estate(at low prices and being foreclosed on), people looking for employment, and many skilled unemployed workers in industrial type industries. Even though there is all sorts of unemployment people are still spending.I feel a college downtown would help revitalize Jackson. The first thing it will do is bring more businesses, people, and things to do into downtown. Then it will make Jackson a more desirable place to live which will bring more businesses because of all the people spending money and the breaks that new business will get. Its also a very inexpensive place to live so employees won`t cost as much. Its a win win for everyone we just need to focus on keeping the money in Jackson.My question is how do I help to bring businesses into downtown and revitalize the city. I am 19 years old and most people I know that are my age leave Jackson every weekend and go to bigger cities like Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, etc. where bigger colleges are located and spend money there because Jackson just doesn`t have any nightlife especially for teens. I know that clubs, restaurants, and other businesses that cater to teens will do very well especially if we can bring them into downtown and keep them in one place.
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