Creative Economy

The creative community in Detroit is alive and well. Detroit is an open canvas for passionate entrepreneurial people like you. Come join a vibrant district of businesses, institutions and workers who are transforming the creative marketplace in Detroit and throughout the region. Growth-oriented industries include Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations, Architecture & Design, Digital & Traditional Media, Film Production & Distribution, Music Production and Distribution, and Performing & Visual Arts.
Detroit can offer the creative business sector excellent growth opportunities for reasons including the second largest theater district in the country, a vibrant museum district, the College for Creative Studies, Wayne State University, and Tech Town, a business incubator for high-tech companies. In addition, Detroit is home to over 28,000 employees in these creative sectors plus approximately 6,500 more working as self-employed artists or writers.
DEGC has a program focused on attracting creative companies.  
  • The Creative Corridor Incentive Fund (CCIF) -  was established with the idea that talented people in design, media production, architecture, fine arts and other creative enterprises benefit from working within a concentrated district.