When Amazon released its top 20 contenders this morning, I quickly scanned the list — not for my city, Philadelphia — but for Detroit.
I was sad Detroit didn’t make the cut. It was a bad day for them and a bad day for the country, I thought.
It made me think about all the statements we’ve heard from iconic tech entrepreneurs about the transformative power of technology. Well, Detroit is a place that needs to be transformed. Where are these icons now?
To be sure, there’s a business case to exclude Detroit from the final cut. Amazon said it was looking for a stable and business friendly environment and access to technical talent, probably not Detroit’s strongest suits.