Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan delivered his State of the City address this week.
Detroit News columnist Daniel Howes says Duggan didn't talk much about the auto industry, but instead focused on entrepreneurship and how to support small businesses.
This reflects much of Detroit, and Michigan's deeper history, according to Howes.
"Both Detroit and Michigan's roots were planted by entrepreneurs and really the Michigan that a lot of people knew and think back on, the golden age if you will, was the fruit of the entrepreneurial spirit," says Howes.
Duggan also changed the spectacle surrounding the speech. The city council was seated onstage as he delivered the speech, a change from years past. Howes says Duggan talked about each individual member.