Detroit Future City

Detroit Future City is a think tank, a policy advocate, and an innovation engine developing data-driven strategies to create a more equitable and sustainable future for Detroit.

State of Micro and Small Businesses in the Detroit Region Webinar

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Join Detroit Future City and the New Economy Initiative on June 25th at 2 pm for an informational webinar!

Celebrate National Homeownership Month with Detroit Future City

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June is National Homeownership Month. Detroit Future City is celebrating the value that owning a home brings to families, communities, and neighborhoods across Detroit and the region. From those buying their first homes to those striving to maintain and improve their homes, Detroit Future City is supporting Detroiters in their homeownership goals.

Detroit Future City Releases New Report on Micro and Small Businesses

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Detroit Future City releases new report, “State of Micro and Small Businesses in the Detroit Region,” provides insight into the outlooks, challenges, and goals of Detroit-region small businesses, based on 1,235 survey responses from small business owners in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Save The Date - 2024 Equity Forum and Pre-Event Reception

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We're excited to announce the date for our fifth annual equity forum events on October 22nd and 23rd, bringing the community together to inspire innovative ideas and collective action.

Detroit Future City Releases "Keeping Your Family Home," New Report on Heirs' Properties

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Detroit Future City has released the “Keeping Your Family Home: Addressing the Challenges of Inherited Properties in Detroit” report to detail the scale of family-owned properties in Detroit inherited through generations without formal legal proof of ownership.

Detroit Future City Releases First Update to Economic Equity Dashboard Since 2021 Launch

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Detroit Future City released the first update to its web-based Economic Equity Dashboard, since its launch in 2021, which coincided with the release of the ‘State of Economic Equity in Detroit’ report. This also marks the first update since the pandemic, providing insight into the impact of COVID-19 on key equity issues.

Detroit Future City Releases Report on Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Neighborhoods

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Detroit Future City released a new report, "A Call for Reparative Investment in Black Bottom Paradise Valley," calling for a reparative investment strategy to reverse the immense loss of Black wealth, culture and community that occurred in the name of urban renewal, including the loss experienced as a result of the destruction of historic Black Bottom and Paradise Valley neighborhoods.

Detroit Future City's CEO, Anika Goss, Discussed Detroit's Climate Crisis at TED Countdown Summit

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How can cities become resilient to the shocks of climate change? As a leading force behind Detroit's ongoing revitalization, Anika Goss spends a lot of time thinking about this question. Connecting the city's industrial past to its sustainable future, she explores the link between climate vulnerability and economic inequity, offering a vision for responding to both challenges at once.

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