Entrepreneurial development: Growing small business
Our goal: Expand prosperity and economic opportunity for residents of the city and region by strengthening the infrastructure supporting new business creation, and build on metro Detroit’s unique pool of engineering and innovation talent.
Focus Area Overview
As a major funder of the New Economy Initiative, we support efforts that enhance Detroit’s role as a regional center for innovation and entrepreneurship. These includeproviding capital and technical assistance to small- and medium-size entrepreneurs and helping to nurture early-stage businesses, grow traditional small businesses and support job creation at every level.
This work connects with our emphasis on the strong anchor institutions in Midtown and the development of a robust green economy.
Our Funding Process
Our Detroit team members are deeply engaged in the community and make every effort to be aware of emerging and ongoing initiatives with potential to accomplish the community’s goals.
The Detroit Program periodically offers open grant opportunities to organizations within a certain sector.
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