Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2022

E-Newsletter | June 16, 2022

News and Resources How You Can Learn More About Middle Wage Jobs Detroit Future City’s Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research, in partnership with Mass Economics, recently released a new research report, Middle Wage Jobs. The report includes discussion of what middle wage jobs are and why they matter to Detroit; analysis of trends in […]

Quarterly Newsletter – Spring 2022

E-Newsletter | March 18, 2022

News and Resources Efforts to Expand Open Space Take Root Detroit’s surplus of vacant land is an opportunity to transform the quality of life for Detroiters. Members of the Open Space Working Group come together bimonthly to identify best practices and discuss opportunities to transform Detroit’s 19 square miles of vacant land liability into an […]

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact Newsletter – March 2022

E-Newsletter | March 17, 2022

Detroit Neighborhood Housing Compact March Newsletter March Agendas Rental Work Group: Tues. Mar 15 | 9:00am – 10:30am Compact Updates Update: Lead Listening Tour Takeaways | The City of Detroit Presentation: Midwest Building Decarbonization Coalition | Marnese Jackson Partner Updates Open the Rental Work Group Zoom meeting link by clicking here. Homeownership Work Group: Tues. Mar 15 | 10:45am […]

Detroit Future City Report Identifies Jobs, Industries to Grow Detroit’s Middle Class

February 11, 2023

Call to action for these jobs to be the focus of Detroit’s economic development strategy DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) released, today, “Growth Occupations: Opportunities for more equitable participation in Detroit’s Growing Economy,” which identifies the top growth occupations in Metro Detroit, illustrates the inequitable access to this set of fast-growing well-paying jobs, and […]

Detroit Reinvestment Index Shows Infrastructure, Amenities as Lynchpin in Attracting, Retaining Business in Detroit

October 20, 2022

National & Local businesses stay strong on Detroit economy despite pandemic Detroit – Detroit Future City (DFC) has released the fifth edition of the Detroit Reinvestment Index, a survey tracking national and local perceptions of Detroit since its historic 2013 bankruptcy. The first report since 2019, the Detroit Reinvestment Index surveyed Metro Detroit entrepreneurs and […]

Detroit Future City Sets Bold Agenda to Grow Detroit’s Middle Class by 2030

September 28, 2022

Plan addresses income and wealth building, housing and neighborhoods, and climate resiliency for communities of color Detroit – Detroit Future City (DFC) is doubling down on growing Detroit’s middle class, centralizing its research, programs, advocacy and engagement to help increase this population that once defined the city and is vital to its future sustainability. DFC’s […]

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Black Detroiters fall behind in access to quality jobs, report finds

February 13, 2023

In this article, Steve Neavling from Detroit Metro Times discusses DFC’s new report, Growth Occupations, and how the inequity of access to quality jobs is perpetuating the region’s economic racial divide. Click here to read more.

Detroit area Black, Latino workers lag in access to quality jobs, report says

February 13, 2023

In this article, Candice Williams from The Detroit News details DFC’s new report, Growth Occupations, that speaks to Black and Latino workers in southeast Michigan, particularly those living in Detroit, having less access to the region’s fastest-growing, well-paying jobs. Click here to read more.

Are there two Detroits? A new report says yes, but…

January 23, 2023

In this article, Joel Kurth from Bridge Michigan a new report from the Urban Institute, that speaks to so-called mission lending – non-traditional financing – played a little-noticed role in Detroit’s recovery, and mentions DFC’s “139 Square Miles” report. Click here to read more.

Growth Occupations Webinar

March 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Join DFC on March 8th at 12pm for an informational webinar!   During the webinar, we will hear from Alan Berube of Brooking Metro who will share national economic growth trends. Followed by a presentation from DFC to introduce the findings from our recently released “Growth Occupations: Exploring Opportunities for More Equitable Participation in Detroit’s […]

The 2022 Detroit Reinvestment Index Webinar

November 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm

Detroit Future City introduced the 2022 Detroit Reinvestment Index, an annual survey that tracks local and national perceptions of Detroit and its economic growth since its historic bankruptcy in 2013. The first report since 2019, the 2022 Detroit Reinvestment Index surveyed Metro Detroit entrepreneurs and national business leaders about shifts in perception in relation to the […]

Detroit Future City’s 2022 Equity Forum

September 29, 2022 @ 03:00 pm - 04:30 pm

About this event: Detroit Future City (DFC) hosted its third annual Equity Forum, bringing the community together to inspire innovative ideas and collective action. During this year’s event DFC’s CEO, Anika Goss, introduced the organizations new strategic plan, which highlights how DFC will work to collectively build a prosperous city with a just and inclusive […]

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