We are Detroit’s economic catalyst.

For 40 years, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation has been Detroit’s economic revitalization engine. We are the city’s connective tissue, dedicated to creating opportunity and prosperity for everyone. We are innovation, collaboration, and integrity, and we can help you find your place in Detroit’s growing economy.

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DEGC is Detroit's business advantage.

DEGC is a one stop shop for a variety of development and retention resources. If you’re a corporation looking to invest, relocate a facility or make Detroit your home, DEGC can help you find success. For homegrown startups and long-time business owners, DEGC offers support services from business planning and grant assistance to façade improvements.

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DEGC and Partners Welcome Microsoft to Detroit

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Working with DEGC

DEGC's Business Development Team is eager to help your organization do business in Detroit. Whether it's opening up a new facility, relocating an existing operation or expanding your current business, DEGC is your first stop to finding success.

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Welcome Kevin Johnson, Incoming DEGC President and CEO

“There is no U.S. city more favorably positioned for economic growth than Detroit,” said Johnson. “The private and public sectors are completely focused on driving a new economy, and it’s attracting the attention of companies around the world. Leveraging its historic brand, Detroit is recreating itself as a place to live, work and play. I am thankful for the opportunity to be a part of Detroit’s limitless success.”

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FRONT & CENTER

Transformational Brownfield Project

Thanks to the work of the DEGC, MSF, DDA, DBRA, MEDC, City Council, Mayor’s office and countless others, new construction can begin on Detroit’s historic downtown Hudson’s site and surrounding area. Properties that sat vacant will now help drive economic prosperity and catalyze Detroit’s economy to create even more opportunity.

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Motor City Re-Store

Motor City Re-Store gives Detroit’s neighborhood businesses a boost in curb appeal through matching grants that fund storefront improvements. See how this DEGC program helps Detroit's longtime small businesses get a makeover.

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Neighborhood Retail Study

The purpose of this study is to understand how our team can most effectively meet demand and fill vacancies, to set businesses up for success and create thriving neighborhoods. Whether you’re a business owner, building owner, resident, developer or technical assistance provider, you’ll find that Detroit has an incredible opportunity to support additional retail throughout its commercial corridors.

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Sector Strategy

Detroit has hi-tech, healthcare and everything in between. We’re well positioned to help businesses in key sectors find success.

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Real Estate

Modern, historic, iconic, industrial, residential—real estate options and opportunities abound in Detroit. The city is studded with affordable property perfect for living and working, and DEGC provides the most current information on available real estate in Detroit.

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Small Business

Small businesses are the backbone of every great city, providing jobs, goods and services, and a sense of community. DEGC focuses several specific programs to connect both new and seasoned business owners with emerging opportunities.

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