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In the Media

Detroit mortgage guide: What to know

November 29, 2022
Detroit mortgage guide: What to know
Detroit Future City | November 29, 2022

In this article, Malachi Barrett from Bridge Detroit shares the newly release mortgage and homeownership guides, “A Detroit Homebuyer’s Guide to Overcoming Mortgage Application Obstacles” and “Detroit Mortgage Catalog.” The guides focus on navigating obstacles in the mortgage process and a catalog of available loans and payment programs. Kimberly Fasion, Director of Community and Economic Development at DFC, […]

Report: Infrastructure, Amenities Are Keys to Attracting, Retaining Business in Detroit

October 25, 2022
Report: Infrastructure, Amenities Are Keys to Attracting, Retaining Business in Detroit
Detroit Future City | October 25, 2022

In this article, Tim Keenan of DBusiness shares the recent findings of national and local business leaders’ favorable views of metro Detroit, found in the 2022 edition of the Detroit Reinvestment Index. Click here to learn more.

Developing the Next Generation of Workers: Detroit

October 25, 2022
Developing the Next Generation of Workers: Detroit
Detroit Future City | October 20, 2022

Axios recently hosted an “Expert Voices” roundtable discussion in Detroit. The event included Anika Goss, DFC’s president and CEO, who shared with other attendees their motivations and strategies for improving economic development and competitiveness in the region. Goss shared, “What concerns me about one or the other, so trades or college, is that I feel […]

Detroit Reinvestment Index shows infrastructure, amenities as linchpin in city’s revival

October 25, 2022
Detroit Reinvestment Index shows infrastructure, amenities as linchpin in city’s revival
Detroit Future City | October 20, 2022

In this article, Matt Roush of TechCentury shares the recent finds of the newly released Detroit Reinvestment Index–a survey tracking national and local perceptions of Detroit since its historic 2013 bankruptcy. Click here to learn more.

National views of Detroit business are improving. Closer to home, it’s murkier.

October 25, 2022
National views of Detroit business are improving. Closer to home, it's murkier.
Detroit Future City | October 20, 2022

In this article, Sherri Welch of Crain’s Detroit Business discussed the fifth iteration of DFC’s Detroit Reinvestment Index, a survey tracking the sentiment about business and investment opportunities in Detroit, in partnership with the Kresge Foundation. Welch shares a few of the report’s findings and mentions the upcoming webinar. Click here to learn more.

Detroit has plenty of land. Do residents have equal access?

September 27, 2022
Detroit has plenty of land. Do residents have equal access?
Detroit Future City | September 27, 2022

In this article, Bryce Huffman of Bridge Detroit shares the amount of vacant, unused land in Detroit, and how, according to DFC, the public and private parcels are scattered throughout the 142.9-square-mile city. Click here to read more.

Detroit Strategic Framework

The DFC Strategic Framework, a shared vision for Detroit’s future, is the result of a massive, citywide public-engagement effort. It recommends a series of ideas, strategies and approaches on how to best use the city’s abundance of land, create job growth and economic prosperity, ensure vibrant neighborhoods, build an infrastructure that serves citizens at a reasonable cost, and maintain the high level of community engagement integral to the long-term revitalization of Detroit.
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The Field Guide to Working with Lots

The Field Guide to Working with Lots is a user-friendly tool to connect Detroit residents, businesses, and institutions to resources to learn, collaborate, and better practice land stewardship in Detroit. This step-by-step guide provides readers with instructions on how to transform vacant land in their neighborhoods into 38 landscape designs ranging from installation by beginning gardeners to professional contractors. View the interactive guide now.
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The State of Economic Equity

Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” illustrates the deep disparities that persist in Detroit and provides recommendations that provide a path to an economically equitable Detroit in which all Detroiters are meeting their unique needs, prospering, and fully and fairly participating in all aspects of economic life within a thriving city and region.
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