Business Development

Business Development

Whether you are considering Detroit as an investment destination or looking for ways to grow and expand your existing business, the Business Development team is happy to provide the assistance you need. 

We work to enable sustainable economic growth, working with vibrant businesses to create equitable opportunities for Detroit. Leveraging Detroit’s assets and resources we help facilitate investments to develop industries in the manufacturing, technology, and professional service sectors. We also support Detroit’s existing base of companies to transform their operations, boost productivity, and generate growth.

Our priority is to support and enable the growth of businesses in Detroit through:


With deep insights and networks into Detroit’s various industries, we assess the advantages of setting up here and highlight critical regulations that are relevant to your business.


For eligible companies, Detroit offers several grants for research, training, and productivity,  and incentives for pioneer activities, industrial land-efficiency, or corporate treasury. 


We can connect you with a wider network of agencies and partners (private companies) who can assist with business incorporation, taxation, legal matters and financial services.

Business Development Team

Kenyetta Hairston-Bridges

Executive Vice President Economic Development & Investment Services

David White

Senior Director of Business Development

Lauren Strickland

Business Retention Manager

Let Us Help You Launch and Grow Your Business in Detroit