Global shift: Fall of Detroit

  • Created by: lw02
  • Created on: 14-01-18 15:26

From being founded in 1601, the city of Detroit became one of the most important manufacturing cities in the young USA.

- Profited from its situation

- On important trading routes

- Within reach of the Great Lakes region

- Grew as a centre of transportation + new motor vehicle industry

In the 1960s the US car industry began to decline and relocate, maufacturing went somewhere else - outsourcing, industry and people leave the city centre - reverse community with more people driving out than in.

- Has one of the largest debts of any…


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