In 2014, Republicans at the State Capitol led an unprecedented municipal restructuring for the City of Detroit. Since then, with the cooperation of State and local leaders and the Michigan business community, Detroit has made an amazing economic comeback. Adjusted for inflation, Detroit’s Gross City Product (GCP) rose 11.3% from 2010 to 2016. In 2016, Detroit GCP was at its highest level in 16 years. (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
Under President Trump, minority unemployment is at record lows. As of January 2018, African American unemployment stood at 6.8% and Hispanic unemployment had fallen to 4.9%. Under Republican leadership at the state level, unemployment in the City of Detroit fell to a 16-year low in 2017 (8.4%). This contrasts dramatically with the 28.4% unemployment the City reached in 2009 under Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Democrats.
The Republican Party was founded as an Anti-Slavery Party and many of the Detroit chapter's early leaders were active in the Underground Railroad helping African Americans escape to freedom across the Detroit River. Detroit Republicans also elected Michigan’s first African American State Representative (William Ferguson) and our first African American State Senator (Charles Roxborough).
2016 Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson explaRead More