In the Media

In the Media

Report: 40 Percent of Detroiters Consider Themselves Entrepreneurs, Many Not Aware of Small Business Resources

June 29, 2020

DBusiness discusses our “Entrepreneurship and Economic Opportunity in Detroit – Perceptions and Possibilities” report. Read the full article here.

HELP WANTED: DFC is Seeking an Administrative Assistant

June 25, 2020

Detroit Future City (DFC) is currently seeking an Administrative Assistant for immediate hire. The Administrative Assistant will assist in the efficient operation of DFC, such as greeting office visitors and callers, coordinating the Executive Director’s calendar, and assisting with a variety of administrative tasks. This position is full time and includes benefits with a competitive […]

Detroit Future City Reaches 50-Grantee Milestone for Vacant Land Revitalization

June 22, 2020

This year, Detroit Future City (DFC) will award over $50,000 in grants to eight Detroit-based organizations to support transforming vacant Detroit land into well-maintained landscapes. Since beginning its Working with Lots Program in 2016, DFC has awarded grants to 50 different organizations, including this year’s grantees. The Working with Lots program provides technical assistance, education […]

Partners see life after pandemic for Detroit Means Business effort

June 19, 2020

Annalise Frank of Crain’s Detroit Business details DetroitMeansBusiness.org, which serves as a tool for Detroit small businesses who are seeking information on grants, safety equipment suppliers, webinars, guidelines for reopening and advice. Detroit Future City is among the 30+ organizations who are involved with this project. Click here to read the full article.

A Message from Anika Goss

June 4, 2020

Here, in the United States, we have chosen to systematically perpetuate slavery 150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. We have created an entire population of second class citizens who legally have had to fight in court to be recognized as full humans and as citizens and, for the right to vote and be educated; for […]

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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