lack of warmth: Not sure how tax abatements will matter, if there is no job to pay for the other expenses. Sure tax breaks are nice, however not having the jobs to support their families, many won't be able to return to Detroit. Now if many moving to Cleveland are the same people building the new residential properties, then that seems like a little short term planning. After awhile those jobs will cease. Now if Cleveland has some new industry planting itself there, then good for them.
johncb76006: But it's still Cleveland even with the tax abatement.
CavalierEternal: The unemployment rate in Cleveland has dropped nearly 4% over the past two years, now at 8.5%. There are big restoration projects going on throughout the city, including an almost total reconstruction of the Flats and what Dan Gilbert describes as as a "little Time Square" that will be finished in the area around Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena by 2017. We have a great theater district, a thriving music scene, great restaurants, some of the best hospitals on the planet and a constant stream of revenue from studios shooting movies here all the time. Yeah, it's cold and rusty and you're putting your life at risk by stopping at red lights in East Cleveland, but Cleveland as a whole doesn't suck nearly as bad as the rest of the country (the high majority of them having never been here and only going off of what they saw in the Cleveland Tourism Video) would make you believe.
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