He said most people don't realize some of the great things that are taking place in our own backyard.

"Ninety-five percent of residential facilities, condos, houses apartments that are available from the riverfront up to the new center are all sold out," he said.

He said out of civic pride, we should pay closer attention. He says to visit and be knowledgeable about the jewels of the city, because you never know if the person asking you questions about the Motor City is about to write the next big national story about Detroit.