About Us

Detroit Future City (DFC) is a non-profit organization founded in 2015 to catalyze implementation of the Detroit Strategic Framework, a 50-year vision for the City of Detroit developed with input from over 100,000 Detroiters. Through the shared vision of the Detroit Strategic Framework, DFC is committed to improving quality of life for all Detroiters.

Our goal is a more equitable and sustainable city that works for all. We achieve this goal by providing accessible information to Detroiters, informing and guiding decision-makers’ initiatives and projects, and convening a broad range of stakeholders to better coordinate and align their work.

DFC serves as an influential leader in the areas of economic and racial equity, environmental sustainability, and stakeholder engagement, which is informed and grounded by our research.

We focus on initiatives that:

• Grow the number of resilient, thriving neighborhoods that attract and retain residents of diverse incomes and backgrounds.

• Disrupt systemic racism, poverty, and other inequities to grow household income and wealth for Black Detroiters and other Detroiters of color.

We are enhancing our work with a strong focus on policy and advocacy, leading cross-sector collaborations, and fostering equitable, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth in Detroit.


DFC Strategic Framework

A shared vision for Detroit’s future, as a result of a massive, citywide public-engagement effort.
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The Economic Equity Dashboard

A dashboard identifying 22 indicators across 6 focus areas plus additional data on the regional economy for context.
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DFC 2030 Plan

Strategies to move the framework forward.
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Detroit Strategic Framework
Economic Equity Dashboard