by Loren G. Edelstein | September 01, 2013

Few meeting professionals were surprised when the city of Detroit declared bankruptcy this past July. Expectations are mixed regarding what it will mean to the destination, but one result from a recent M&C poll is clear: Many planners will avoid selecting Detroit for their meetings. Top worries among the 153 respondents include reduced public services, the destination's tarnished image and a possible dip in attendance numbers as a result of the bankruptcy filing. For planners' verbatim comments on this topic, click here.