The Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research

What We Do

Detroit Future City’s Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research (The Center) produces relevant and accessible research focused on advancing economic equity and an improved quality of life for all Detroiters. We pursue a vision wherein 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.

The Center produces relevant reports and policy briefs on a range of subjects and will conduct commissioned research that supports our vision of economic equity. Our research is informed by engagement with a broad range of community stakeholders and developed through collaboration with national and local experts. Our goal is to help those stakeholders use substantiated data to inform actions and decision-making.

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How To Engage:

 

Are you invested in economic equity in Detroit or interested in learning more? If so, we invite you to join our stakeholder group! The stakeholder group is a diverse group of individuals and organizations from Detroit and the region who have lived experience, skills, and expertise to contribute towards advancing economic equity in Detroit. The Center holds events throughout the year to engage this group and stakeholders receive periodic updates and announcements about upcoming Center events and report releases. Most importantly, the Stakeholder Group plays an important role in informing the work of the Center and each other as we collectively work towards achieving a more economically equitable Detroit.

Click here to join the stakeholder group

Upcoming Events:

 

DFC is committed to strengthening engagement activities that foster collective efforts across local regions to advance our mission to advance economic equity and the quality of life for all Detroiters.

Economic Equity Innovation Series Events

The Innovation Series is a Center Engagement Initiative that seeks to inform, inspire, and activate cross sector innovation to challenge the status quo and advance economic equity in Detroit and the region. To learn more about the series, upcoming events and to access materials from past events, visit the series page.

Visit The Economic Equity Innovation Series Page

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State of Economic Equity in Detroit

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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The Economic Equity Dashboard

The Economic Equity Dashboard brings to life the data from The State of Economic Equity in Detroit report so that our shared vision and our collective progress towards achieving economic equity can be widely understood and publicly tracked.
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Annual Equity Forum

The Annual Equity Forum brings the community together to learn about DFC’s work, hear from national experts, and work collaboratively to start designing a pathway towards creating an economically equitable city and region
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CHECK OUT OUR RESOURCES

Detroit Strategic Framework
Economic Equity Dashboard
Videos
Research
Tools