In Context: Regional Economy

All Detroiters should be able to fully and fairly participate in all aspects of the region’s economic life.

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Overview: Economic growth in Detroit region was steadily improving prior to COVID-19.

Economic growth in the region will not, in and of itself, improve the situation for Detroiters. The impact of systemic racism, segregation, discriminatory hiring practices, and exclusionary zoning has prevented Detroiters from equitably benefiting from the growth in the region. However, the strength of the region’s economy is a key foundational support for achieving economic equity in Detroit. The region’s economy plays a crucial role in driving economic equity for the city.

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Jobs per working age residentJob GrowthMiddle Wage JobsTotal payroll generation per capita