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The Detroit Homecoming took place Sept. 17-19, bringing more than 150 expats back to Detroit to reconnect and reinvest. Crain's provided live coverage throughout the week.

About Detroit Homecoming

_Roger Penske
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Crain's Coverage

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Investment in Detroit comes from all walks of life

 Cindy Pasky is founder of global IT and business services company Strategic Staffing Solutions. Pasky is also a member of the boards of various community organizations, including the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan. A few weeks ago Warren Buffet sat on the stage at the Detroit Homecoming and declared, "We would buy a company in Detroit today, and we would be happy to have the headquarters here."
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Publisher's note: Make no mistake, there's a vibe about Detroit

 Mary Kramer Make no mistake, there is a big bet on Detroit. In this special annual Detroit-focused supplement, we outline just a few.
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Essays from expats: Their Homecoming experience and the future of their hometown

Crain's Detroit Business created and convened the Detroit Homecoming, a three-year initiative to re-engage successful Detroit expatriates in their hometown as it emerges from bankruptcy. Here are essays from eight expats about their experience and the future of their hometown.
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How Dan Gilbert and Warren Buffett became billionaire besties

 Legendary investor Warren Buffett and Detroit's own Dan Gilbert are fast friends. Here's how they met.
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Ron Fournier: Beyond the Homecoming hype, there's hope

 Ron Fournier, editorial director of the nonpartisan political publication National Journal, reflects on growing up in Detroit and why even his mom thinks the city can rebound.
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Other Coverage

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Ex-pat Sara Jane Boyers calls her 4-part 'September in Detroit' series a 'musing' on her birth city

"September in Detroit" is a multi-part post, part of the continuing series of musings on Detroit from ex-pat Sara Jane Boyers in her blog Detroit Definition. Boyers says the series includes her own experience in Detroit, combined with others' tales. 
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Detroit Free Press: Berry Gordy accepts inaugural Detroit Legend award

After two days of focus on jobs, investment and economic development, Detroit Homecoming kicked back for a nod to the city's musical legacy. Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. was honored Thursday night with the event's inaugural Detroit Legend award.
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Detroit News: Business community 'impressed' by Detroit

Who says Chapter 9 bankruptcy is a municipal death sentence? Not 64 small business owners who graduated Thursday from the Goldman Sachs-backed 10,000 Small Businesses program and not legendary investor Warren Buffett, who punctuated his customary mix of self-deprecation and financial advice with the observation that Detroit possesses the building blocks for meaningful investment and a credible turnaround.
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Detroit Free Press: Warren Buffett: 'We would buy a company in Detroit'

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett signaled plans to consider investments in Detroit, praised the General Motors CEO and said the city's historic bankruptcy is a good thing.
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Mlive: Detroit Homecoming literally gives expats a piece of the city

The 150 or so former Detroiters sitting in the refurbished lobby of the David Whitney Building Wednesday night had a surprise gift for them at their tables.
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