The 2024 NFL Draft is coming to Detroit, and the countdown has begun. The three-day event will be held between April 25-27 in various locations downtown, including Campus Martius, Hart Plaza, Cadillac Square and Monroe Street Midway. The event is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors and bring in millions in revenue.


Detroit looks a lot different today than it did in 2006 when the city hosted Super Bowl XL. To prepare for the Super Bowl, fake storefronts were created in Detroit to camouflage empty buildings. 

“The last time the city of Detroit was introduced to the national audience was in 2013 when we declared bankruptcy, and that is a lot of people’s last impression of us. And this is a chance to reintroduce our city to America,” Detroit City Mayor Mike Duggan said. “It’s a whole different city now.”   

One Detroit contributor Nolan FinleyEditorial Page Editor of the Detroit News, sat down with Duggan at the historic Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Museum to discuss what to expect during the 2024 NFL Draft, the changes the city has gone through since the 2006 Super Bowl and future developments. Finley also asks Mayor Duggan to discuss the entrepreneurial climate in the city and his future political plans. 

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