DETROIT — (WWJ) — Hundreds of experts on the high-tech future of America and its cities will gather in Detroit Wednesday for a conference called Techonomy.

The Detroit Economic Club and Wayne State University are hosting Techonomy. The conference will explore how high-value jobs will be created as the American and global economies move toward information and services. AND what sustainable advantages Detroit and other American cities will have in a high-tech world.

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Experts in smarter cities, global competition, and the increasing relevance of do-it-yourself entrepreneurship will speak in the daylong program at Wayne State.

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There will also be sessions on product development, manufacturing’s future, 21st Century skills, the future of mobility and the auto industry, and the particular challenges of post-industrial cities like Detroit.

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More at http://conf.techonomy.com/12-detroit/overview.