Detroit’s leaders Detroit understand that helping entrepreneurs start their small business is just the beginning. With its programs that promote growth and its burgeoning economic revitalization, Detroit offers small businesses the environment they need to grow and thrive.

Growing Neighborhood Businesses in Place

Motor City Re-Store is a quarterly business competition that supports Detroit’s existing neighborhood businesses with grants to fund exterior facade improvements. The program gives business owners a boost in curb appeal, making city commercial corridors more walkable, more attractive and better for business. Eligible businesses must be open and operating in a commercial storefront. Program resources include:

  • 50:50 matching grants, with a maximum grant of $25,000 per business (with a 75:25 match if four businesses apply on the same block)
  • Connect opportunities with architecture experts and get free conceptual design services
  • Access to pre-vetted contractors for exterior improvement projects

Learn more and apply at www.motorcityrestore.com