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 grocery.
  • 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.   
Growing  Businesses
Our business retention program contacts hundreds of established Detroit companies every year and helps them meet specific needs. Learn more. 
Attracting Businesses
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.  
City Services  
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  
Contact us directly if you have specific requirements you think we can address.