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DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Detroit has been named one of the most innovative cities in America by Inc. Magazine online.

Tallying up the most patents between 2000 and 2011, the Motor City was tenth with more than 25,000. Detroit led in 38 mostly automotive-related patent classes, including internal-combustion engines, land-vehicle bodies and tops, and vehicle navigation.

Silicon Valley topped with list, leading in semiconductors, networking, and artificial intelligence, TV and metalworking; followed by Portland, Oregon, leading in footwear; and Los Angeles, leading in movies and the medical industry.

Chicago also beat Detroit, leading in patent classes in various industries, including food. 

Detroit ranked higher on the list than Philadelphia, Boston, and New York City.

The article appeared in the April, 2014 issue of Inc. Magazine, a New York-based monthly publication focused on growing companies.

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