Real Estate Revitalization in east Jefferson corridor

JEI Named CDC/Nonprofit Developer of the Year

Learn about our progress over the last year.

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Economic development in the east Jefferson corridor

JEI makes two new key hires

Welcome Melanie Piana and Derric Scott

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Belle Isle Park

Winter on Belle Isle

Enjoy Belle Isle's many cold-weather offerings.

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The Detroit Free Press talks to JEI's Josh Elling

Vanity Ballroom Preservation

Beloved music memories, preserved.

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A catalyst for economic development in the east Jefferson corridor

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Fabulous living in Rivertown

Great Lakes Tower

Access to the Riverwalk, biking and more.

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Summer fun for kids

DNR Outdoor Adventure Center

Outdoor education in historic Rivertown.

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Make a note of it

New community calendar

Schedule of community and economic development events in the east Jefferson corridor.

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Brand new industry in Rivertown

Detroit Denim Co.

Handmade selvedge jeans and leather goods.

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Build your network!

Volunteer Sign-up

Help your community

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JEI installs city's first protected bike lanes

Jefferson Avenue Streetscape

Developments on Detroit's lower east side.

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JEI now accepting online donations.

Support Jefferson East, Inc.

Help keep the east Jefferson corridor clean, safe and fun!

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Mayor Mike Duggan Launches New Loan Program

0% Home Repair Loans

You believed in Detroit. Detroit believes in you.

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JEI launches new online donation service

Clean Jefferson Blog

Executive director Joshua Elling discusses funding for clean initiatives.

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Live in Indian Village

Burns, Iroquois and Seminole between Jefferson and Mack

This affluent community is located on Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Streets between Jefferson and Mack Avenues, Indian Village is more than a century old and boasts more than 350 beautiful homes.

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Chrysler - Jefferson North Assembly

2101 Conner St., Detroit MI 48215

One of the last plants in Detroit, Jefferson North Assembly is a Chrysler automobile factory that employs more than 4,000 men and women who together build the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango.

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100% vegan soul food

8029 Agnes, Detroit

Detroit Vegan Soul was born out of a desire to make good, healthy food accessible to everyone, and to break the cycle of diet-related diseases in our families and community. One of Detroit's only vegan restaurants.

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High-end denim made in Detroit

2987 Franklin St,, Detroit, MI 48

With a small team of dedicated Detroiters, Detroit Denim Co. make training a key focus; scrutinizing techniques and learning the best possible process for making beautiful jeans.

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The Villages


Located three miles east of downtown along the scenic Detroit River, the Villages are collection of five unique neighborhoods – Islandview Village, West Village, Indian Village, East Village, the Gold Coast and the Berry Subdivision.

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Ideal for families, sophisticates and architecture aficionados, Lafayette Park is a historic residential neighborhood just east of downtown Detroit.

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Rivertown is becoming a new center for investment, entertainment, family recreation and the ultimate urban experience.

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Marina District


To the north, Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly plant runs three shifts to turn out world-class vehicles. To the south sits the greatest concentration of boat slips and marinas in southeast Michigan.

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Home to some of the only canal and island-living in the city, Jefferson-Chalmers is a historic neighborhood with several opportunities for investment.

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Support Jefferson East, Inc.



Jefferson East, Inc. is a 501(c)3  that works to foster new development within the east Jefferson corridor from downtown Detroit to Alter Road.  Focused on key development nodes, including Historic Jefferson-Chalmers, the Marina District, The Villages, Rivertown and Lafayette Park, JEI seeks to attract new businesses and link existing business to economic development resources.  Invest Jefferson also works to identify and overcome barriers to small business development and increase employment opportunities for area residents.