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On behalf of the Detroit Regional Chamber and Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, we would like to welcome our international guests to Detroit and the 2011 North American International Auto Show.

This is truly an exciting time to be in Detroit. The global auto industry is on the rebound and the American brands are back in the driver's seat.

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Our region has a lot to offer, and during your stay, we encourage you to experience Detroit and enjoy the region's unique attractions.

Detroit is home to the historic Fox Theatre, the largest museum of African American history African American history is the portion of American history that specifically discusses the African American or Black American ethnic group in the United States. Most African Americans are the descendants of African slaves held in the United States from 1619 to 1865. , the Detroit Institute of Arts The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), originally named the Detroit Museum of Art, has one of the largest, most significant art collections in the United States. , Motown Historical Museum, the New Detroit Science Center The Detroit Science Center is a science museum located in Midtown Detroit. It features many hands on exhibits and a IMAX Dome theater

Founded in 1970 by local businessman Dexter Ferry it the center was originally housed in a storefront.
, The Henry Ford, the Automotive Hall of Fame The Automotive Hall of Fame is a hall of fame for notable figures in the development of the automobile industry. Founded in 1939, the group opened a permanent museum in Midland, Michigan, United States, in 1971. , and numerous other cultural attractions.

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Our downtown includes two state-of the-art sporting venues: Comerica Park, home of the Detroit Tigers, and Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. Our city also features three Las Vegas-style casinos and lots of exciting nightlife in historic Greektown.

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Over $500 million has been invested in renovations of the Renaissance Center - the headquarters of General Motors - to include more shops and restaurants, along with a $500 million redevelopment of our Detroit International Riverfront.

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All of this is waiting for you - whether you are here for the first time, or looking to get reacquainted with the city. Welcome to the Motor City.

Larry Alexander

President and Chief Executive Officer

Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau

Sandy K. Baruah

President and Chief Executive Officer

Detroit Regional Chamber
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Title Annotation:FROM THE PRESIDENT
Author:Alexander, Larry; Baruah, Sandy K.
Publication:Detroiter
Geographic Code:1U3MI
Date:Jan 1, 2011
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