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Small businesses in Detroit benefit from a business-friendly environment, unique programs and a skilled workforce. And through the Detroit Business Support Network, or DBSN, they gain access to over 40 organizations across the city of Detroit. Through this network, Detroit businesses can work together with support organizations to improve efficiency, increase outreach to clients and provide input to city leadership on business-related process improvement. Launched by DBSN, this support network is illustrated with the BizGrid. BizGrid displays all of Detroit’s start-up resources in one location, making it easier for entrepreneurs to connect with support services in city. Along with a bi-monthly newsletter of small business development opportunities, the BizGrid features 83 organizations that offer services from business planning and strategy to real estate assistance and funding. Its easy-to-understand design organizes assistance based on the business stage and needs.

Learn more about BizGrid and get connected to the assistance your business needs to grow at www.detroitbizgrid.com.

Advance Plumbing and Heating- Stakeholder Message, Jeffrey Moss

“In the past, we were repairing homes and businesses throughout the city. Now, we’re helping to rebuild the city by supplying to contractors who are developing new structures as part of the city’s resurgence. DEGC was very helpful throughout the entire process, especially in finding our new headquarters location, providing information on tax abatements and grants, facilitating the review and approval of the local tax abatement, and marketing our business to other Detroit-based businesses. We also received a Motor City Match grant, which supported numerous aspects of the relocation process.”