Entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their businesses generally face two major hurdles: finding the right space and bridging financial gaps that might prohibit their public opening. Motor City Match helps business owners address both. Its goal: help start new, permanent businesses in Detroit’s commercial corridors by providing assistance throughout the business start-up and building renovation process.
Motor City Match is a unique partnership between the DEGC, City of Detroit, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), as well as Southeast Michigan financial institutions, foundations and corporations. We connect new and expanding businesses with Detroit’s quality real estate opportunities, providing funding and tools to fuel the city’s entrepreneurial revolution. The program also provides competitive grants, loans and counseling to help both building and business owners become successful.
Motor City Match has already had a significant impact on Detroit’s economy, providing resources and opportunity for business and building owners alike. And equally important, Detroit residents are increasingly able to purchase needed goods and services from businesses in their neighborhoods.
572: Businesses Served
2.3 million: Square Foot Real Estate
$2.9 m: Grants
$16.3 m: Leveraged
To learn more, visit motorcitymatch.com