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.
This report is the result of a yearlong planning process that engaged nearly 500 community stakeholders. “The State of Economic Equity” presents 22 economic equity indicators through the lens of geographic and racial/ethnic equity, in six focus areas: income and wealth building, access to quality employment, business and entrepreneurship, education, health, and neighborhoods and housing.
Our goal is to inform and engage decision-makers, community organizations, and others so collectively we can identify and address the systemic structures that perpetuate economic inequity in Detroit and our region, and work to eliminate them.
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Through the collaboration and engagement with over 500 stakeholders from community members and leaders to national experts, Detroit Future City is pleased to release a shared vision for economic equity in Detroit. This shared vision for economic equity will serve as a guidepost to galvanize our collective actions to confront the systems that are rooted in and perpetuate these injustices.
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.
As Michigan begins to reopen from stay-at-home orders put in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, many are hopeful that we will start taking steps toward “returning to normal.”
This report highlights data on the conditions that led to the detrimental impacts of COVID-19 in Detroit and also looks to the future with policy considerations that could address these inequities.
The Detroit Reinvestment Index tracks perceptions of Detroit’s revitalization among several groups to gain a better sense of local and national perspectives of economic growth in the city.
Detroit Future City’s (DFC) report “Growing Detroit’s African American Middle Class” builds off of previous work in “139 Square Miles” Detroit Future City takes a deep dive look into the African American middle class in Detroit. This demographic is one of importance for the city and can be used as a measure to track the equitable growth of the city.
Detroit Future City’s (DFC) 139 Square Miles report is the first comprehensive, citywide, data-driven report that our organization has produced for Detroit since 2012 when we released the DFC Strategic Framework, the 50-year shared vision for the city’s future. This report focuses on four key areas: population, people, economy and place. This report shows that for the first time in 60 years, Detroit is moving toward population growth, with the economy on the rise and neighborhoods beginning to stabilize.