Ideas For Innovation

Event 5: Equitable Growth

Event Detail

September 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
IBEW Local 58
1358 Abbott Street Detroit, MI 48226

As Detroit sees renewed interest in commercial, technological, and residential space, Detroit has the opportunity to increase access to opportunity, stimulate innovation,sustain quality service delivery, and cultivate a resilient economy. How can we shape policy and reinvestment to create an enabling environment for equitable growth? How do we increase access and dismantle barriers to skills development and employment in new and innovative industries? How can we support neighborhood business owners and entrepreneurs with pathway to prosperity.

Keynote Speaker

Rodrick Miller, president and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC)

Breakout Sessions

The Role of Place in Equitable Growth
This workshop will discuss different place-based strategies for growth, how different growth districts are leveraging their differentiated assets to encourage development, and how to ensure growth translates into equity.

Workshop Facilitator: Detroit Corridor Initiative

Building an Equitable Workforce: Increasing Access and Removing Barriers to Growing Industries
This workshop will feature a panel discussion on future trends in employment sectors and how we can increase access to skills and opportunities in these sectors.

Panel Participants: Shinola and Greening of Detroit

Resources to Grow Your Neighborhood Business
This workshop will provide an overview of the resources available in Detroit to grow your small business, with a focus on how the City of Detroit can support your business.

Panel Participants: Techtown SWOT City, City of Detroit Buildings, Safety, and Environmental Engineering Department

Click here for the Equitable Growth publication.