GOP presidential hopeful Marco Rubio talks economy in Detroit

Rubio spoke Thursday at Detroit Economic Club

DETROIT – Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio shared ideas to improve the U.S. economy with a business-friendly audience in Detroit.

Rubio spoke Thursday to the Detroit Economic Club about his previously announced plans. They include lowering corporate tax rates, loosening regulations and broadening college accreditation.

State Democratic leaders say the Florida senator's plans would be "disastrous."

Rubio, who announced his candidacy in April, later will meet with Republicans at the state GOP's regional office in the Detroit suburb of Livonia.

Rubio, 44, is among 17 candidates seeking the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. He's also one of the youngest candidates in the race.