June 22, 2020
Detroit Future City’s (DFC) Center for Equity, Engagement and Research, the University of Michigan’s Detroit Metro Area Communities Study (DMACS), and the New Economy Initiative (NEI) team up to produce a report that reveals Detroiters’ perceptions
of entrepreneurship and economic opportunity.
The report surveyed 733 Detroiters in 2019 to better understand perceptions so that these organizations and others can equitably address and advance the needs of the city’s entrepreneurs and others seeking economic opportunity. For this report, entrepreneurs were defined as people who own, manage, or invest in a business of any size, including informal businesses that may be temporary or may not be licensed. The report team also considered an entrepreneur as someone addressing challenges within their communities.