DETROIT (WWJ) – Obama administration representatives meeting with Mayor Mike Duggan against the backdrop of economic revitalization talks in Detroit.

The Detroit mayor attended the economic revitalization roundtable at Focus: HOPE Monday along with U.S. Transportation and Labor Secretaries Anthony Foxx and Thomas Perez.

Duggan planned to meet with each during their visit to Detroit and other Administration officials later in the week.

“I’m going to have private conversations with both the Transportation Secretary and the Labor Secretary today, with the Commerce Secretary on Wednesday. And then dinner with the Vice President,” said Duggan. “Probably join the Vice President Wednesday night. So, uh, it’s great to see this kind of support from the Obama Administration. And, obviously, what the administration did to help the auto industry when it was down is something that all of us deeply appreciate.”

What does he hope Obama Administration officials can do for Detroit? 

Duggan says they’re at the relationship-building stage. The focus, right now — he says — is getting to know each another.

The Secretaries of Labor and Transportation were in town to highlight their career training programs at the Focus:HOPE Family Learning Center For Advanced Technologies.


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