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Mayor Duggan says President Obama asks for formal proposal to boost Detroit's economy

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Steve Carmody
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Michigan Radio
“The conversation was very fast paced. We exchanged a number of ideas on a number of strategies,” Duggan says of his lunch with President Obama";s:

President Obama was doing more today in Michigan than talking about farm policy.

The president also met with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.  

Over a lunch of salmon and rice, Duggan says the two men talked about improving Detroit’s economy.

“The conversation was very fast-paced. We exchanged a number of ideas on a number of strategies,” says Duggan. “You are going to see a continued partnership between the Obama administration and the city of Detroit.”

Duggan says the president asked him to send a specific economic strategy proposal to the White House in 90 days.

Duggan declined to say specifically what economic strategies to bring new jobs to Detroit were discussed.