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Detroit, State Leaders To Discuss Fairgrounds Future

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state fair Detroit, State Leaders To Discuss Fairgrounds FutureState officials are expected to meet with the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. to discuss conveying the Michigan State Fairgrounds to the city.

Department of Technology, Management and Budget spokesman Kurt Weiss tells The Associated Press Thursday that the city “clearly has ideas” for the 164-acre property along Woodward and Eight Mile Road.

The fairgrounds had been home to the annual Michigan State Fair. It was shut down after last year because of state budget troubles.

Weiss said the state Legislature would have to vote to turn over the property to Detroit.

A developer’s plan to turn the fairgrounds into a sports complex has been turned down.

The AP left messages seeking comment from the city and economic development officials.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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