As hi-tech firms spring up in areas better known for destitution and drugs, Detroit may experience some positive economic growth.

This article titled “Detroit: after decades of urban blight, technology boom gives Motor City hope” was written by Paul Harris in Detroit, for The Observer on Saturday 12th January 2013 14.22 UTC

The raucous scene inside the M@ dison building is not one usually associated with inner-city Detroit.

It appears as though a wacky slice of California's Silicon Valley has landed smack in the middle of a city now just as famous for catastrophic urban blight as for being the spiritual home of America's car industry.

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