The State of Economic Equity In Detroit

May 15, 2021

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.

The Center and “The State of Economic Equity in Detroit” report is funded by The Kresge Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Click here to read the report.

Click here to watch a video introduction to the report.