Inside Detroit's Start-up Culture

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It's close-knit and blue-collar.

"That blue collar work ethic that's been around here for decades is still very much a part of our businesses," says Detroit-native Nathan Hughes, recruiter for Detroit Labs, an app developer located in the heart of the city. "We all support each other. Like, our building has free coffee, but there's a new mom-and-pop coffee shop four blocks away that we all buy coffee at just to support it. It's that kind of thing."