Cities like Detroit reselling vacant industrial lots to bring back jobs

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DETROIT (AP) - Rust Belt cities like Detroit are improving their industrial and manufacturing landscapes by collecting, cleaning up and marketing acres of once-vacant land to job-supplying companies. Flex-N-Gate is expected to bring 750 jobs to Detroit when it completes its 350,000-square-foot plant. The auto parts supplier will join several other firms that are investing millions of dollars where only so many years ago manufacturing jobs were disappearing.