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Shinola factory envisions new future for Detroit

What if the answer to saving a great old American city is what made the city great in the first place: quality stuff, made right at home. In midtown Detroit a new company is taking a big bet on local manufacturing to help bring its city back. And it’s counting on the century-old traditions of a Chicago factory to get there. WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian has that story of Shinola, and Roman Kapuscinski, Co-director of Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, explains if this can be a template for more manufacturing. Photo: Flickr/Sean Davis

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