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Bankruptcy to coronavirus: Starting a business in Detroit pre-pandemic

Evan James Carter   | The Detroit News

Detroit has come a long way in the nearly six years since it exited the country's largest municipal bankruptcy on Nov. 7, 2014.

But that doesn't mean challenges don't abound for entrepreneurs. Even before the pandemic hit, small business owners had to fight for space, funding and support. 

In this five-part series, we examine the challenges and successes of six business owners who started their companies in Detroit after the city's bankruptcy. 

Starting a business in Detroit before coronavirus
The Detroit News spoke with the owners of six businesses based in Detroit to get their view on the challenges of starting a business in the city

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