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Press Releases

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

October 20, 2022
Detroit Reinvestment Index Shows Infrastructure, Amenities as Lynchpin in Attracting, Retaining Business in Detroit
Detroit Future City | 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
Detroit Future City Sets Bold Agenda to Grow Detroit’s Middle Class by 2030
Detroit Future City | 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 […]

Detroit Future City Launches Interactive Web Dashboard to Track Economic Equity

June 22, 2021

Dashboard announced at 2nd Annual Equity Forum, June 24, with 500+ attendees and national keynotes Dr. Andre Perry, Brookings Institute, and Dr. Darrick Hamilton, The New School  DETROIT – Six weeks after the release of Detroit Future City’s widely-recognized report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” the organization is launching its Economic Equity Dashboard, an interactive web-based tool that will track progress over time.   The Economic Equity Dashboard will be presented at […]

Detroit Future City’s Second Annual Equity Forum

June 21, 2021

Join us for the Second Annual Equity Forum! Come and learn about DFC’s work, hear from national experts, and work collaboratively towards a path to economic equity in Detroit. This year’s Equity Forum comes on the heels of the release of DFC’s latest report, “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” and forum attendees will […]

Detroit Future City’s New Report Sets the Baseline for Economic Equity in Detroit, Region

May 17, 2021

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) released today “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit,” a comprehensive data report outlining the deep disparities and systemic inequality that persist in Detroit and the region, and proposing recommendations that will provide a path to prosperity for all residents in Detroit and the region. The report illustrates that, […]

Detroit Future City announces new chair, development director and leadership title changes, reflecting continued growth and impact

February 2, 2021

DETROIT – Detroit Future City (DFC) announced, today, that Wendy Jackson of The Kresge Foundation will serve as its new chair and that the organization has hired Kate Cherry to serve as its first development director. Additionally, DFC’s two top leaders Anika Goss, executive director, and Tom Goddeeris, deputy director, have new titles, reflecting the […]

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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