Helping Detroit Businesses Grow
DEGC works hard to support the success of Detroit businesses.
We offer assistance to meet the needs of companies that are established here as
well as those that are considering moving or expanding into Detroit.
We can help locate sites for your business, find a
workforce, assist with City and other government processes, and identify other
resources that can help you succeed here.
- We have programs that target specific industries
such as alternative energy, food processing, and neighborhood retail and
- Our D2D Business program connects Detroit-based
businesses to each other as buyers and suppliers.
- We have specific development districts that are
ripe for re-investment.
Our business retention program contacts hundreds of established
Detroit companies every year and helps them meet specific needs. Learn more.
Our business attraction program can help identify locations,
provide demographic data and find other resources to help companies move or
expand here. Learn more
DEGC’s focus is primarily on established business, but we can
connect entrepreneurs to supporting agencies that can help startup businesses.
DEGC has many programs designed specifically to help small businesses in Detroit grow.
DEGC developed programs to assist businesses in certain industries with more specialized services. These programs can be found on the special initiatives page.
DEGC is managing major economic development projects on behalf of the City of Detroit and its economic development authorities. These projects offer tremendous potential for businesses.
State and Local Resources
Detroit Future City
DEGC’s programs align with a major research and planning
effort known as Detroit Future City. This project created a long-term planning
framework for the city that has a strong economic development component. It is
now implementing ideas from that framework as pilot projects. Learn more about
DFC and download the report at detroitfuturecity.org
directly if you have specific requirements you
think we can address.