Press Releases

Press Releases

Detroit Future City Releases First Update to ‘State of Economic Equity in Detroit’ since its 2021 Launch

November 16, 2023

Detroit Future City (DFC), the think-and-do tank focused on advancing economic equity and growing the Black middle class in Detroit, released the first update to its web-based Economic Equity Dashboard, […]

Detroit Future City’s Nicole Brown Selected For Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit 44

September 21, 2023

DETROIT – Nicole Brown of Detroit Future City has been selected as a member of the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Leadership Detroit program, a nine-month transformational leadership program designed to challenge […]

Detroit Future City Calls for Reparative Investment to Restore Black Wealth, Community in Historic Black Bottom Paradise Valley Neighborhoods

August 31, 2023

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC), whose mission is to focus on economic equity and growing Detroit’s Black middle class, released a report today that calls for a reparative investment […]

Detroit Future City’s New Reports Track Detroit’s Black Homebuyer Demand and Homes Sales Market

June 20, 2023

“Home Sales in Detroit” shows that market sales have returned to almost every part of the city, but sales cost remain low “Black Homebuyer Demand” shows Detroit making progress in […]

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

February 11, 2023
Detroit Future City Report Identifies Jobs, Industries to Grow Detroit’s Middle Class
Detroit Future City | 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 […]

Arboretum Detroit and DFC Plant 200 Trees to Transform Greenspace on Detroit’s Eastside

October 28, 2022

Journey to bringing native meadow and 200 native trees to 1.3 acres of vacant land    Community members included in the development and creation of the new space    DETROIT, Mich. […]

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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