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We take action to bring new opportunities to Detroiters. We are able to help drive a difference in Detroit neighborhoods by helping prepare “white box” retail space and offerng affordable lease rates to small business owners who in return dedicate a certain number of jobs to local residents.

With help from CDBG façade funds that helped finance two restaurants, Norma G’s Caribbean Cuisine and Alma Kitchen, we are seeing local hiring efforts launch. Together, the two restaurants are bringing in a total of 45 job opportunities, and a certain portion of these jobs will be filled by those from surrounding neighborhoods.

Our annual report is a chance to dive deeper into how we drive development in Detroit’s neighborhoods and to learn about the $53 million in mixed-use projects that are underway. It is also a chance to hear the stories from the residents and business owners who have all played a part in Detroit’s revitalization and are why we exist today.

Read our 2017 Annual Report [PDF]