Detroit, the largest city in Michigan, is a financial and cultural powerhouse, serving as a major transportation center. Known as the automobile center of the world, Detroit was originally home to the Ford Motor Company and is currently home to General Motors as well. Music — which gave Detroit a dual identity as Motown — and sports teams (Lions, Pistons, Tigers and Red Wings) also are claims to fame. But the city has fallen on hard times, now with less than half the population it claimed five decades ago. The Urban Land Institute recently profiled Detroit, which is a bellwether for the entire state of Michigan, and Quicken Loans’ commitment to the city as CEO Dan Gilbert is banking on Detroit to defy the economic odds along the banks of the Detroit River. JPMorgan Chase & Company has also recently announced a $100 million investment into the city, focused on community development, economic growth, small business, workforce readiness and blight elimination.