Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunity in Detroit – Perceptions and Possibilities

Detroit Future City, U-M’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study and New Economy Initiative team up to better understand perceptions and equitably address and advance the needs of the city’s entrepreneurs and others seeking economic opportunity.

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COVID-19: Future Resilience Demands Greater Equity Today

Understand the comprehensive impact that COVID-19 has on Detroiters economically, physically, mentally, and socio-economically in our latest report.

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Congratulations to our 2020 Working with Lots Program Grantees!

DFC will award over $50,000 in grants to eight Detroit-based organizations to support transforming vacant Detroit land into well-maintained landscapes.

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DFC names Ashley Williams Clark as the director of the Center for Equity, Engagement and Research

Clark’s appointment to this position marks an important step in the Center’s year-long planning effort that launched in January.

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Detroit Future City kneels in solidarity and vigilance with every protester trying to be heard.

We commit to continue working towards economic equity and inclusion for all Detroiters and to create spaces where community voices are heard and can inform policy discussions.

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See what's new with the Center for Equity, Engagement & Research

Since our January launch, we've been working diligently to build connections for collaboration. Our latest newsletter details how to get involved.

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The Working with Lots Workshop Series is Back!

From lot acquisition to gardening techniques, anyone can learn all things vacant Detroit land revitalization.

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Through the shared vision of the Strategic Framework, Detroit Future City (DFC) is committed to advancing the quality of life for all Detroiters.
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Growing Detroit’s African-American Middle Class

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report “Growing Detroit’s African American Middle Class” builds off of previous work in “139 Square Miles” Detroit Future City takes a deep dive look into the African American middle class in Detroit. In this report, we focus on the people, place and economy in Detroit and the region as well as the Growth, Attraction and Retention of the Middle Class and African American middle-class households in Detroit.

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