The critical role of incentives in Detroit’s economic development

The critical role of incentives in Detroit’s economic development

Kevin Johnson, DEGC President & CEO For too many years, blighted and vacant buildings like the former Cadillac Stamping Plant and Michigan Central Station sat as reminders to the world of what Detroit once was, and what it had become. Thanks to tools that enable...
BuyDetroit hosts first in-person buyer, supplier matchmaking event

BuyDetroit hosts first in-person buyer, supplier matchmaking event

More than 100 companies looking to increase spending with Detroit businesses recently attended Meet the Buyer, the first in-person matchmaking event hosted by BuyDetroit. Local suppliers representing a variety of sectors staffed booths in Detroit’s Beacon Park to...
What will a post-pandemic economy look like for Detroit?

What will a post-pandemic economy look like for Detroit?

As more Detroiters are becoming vaccinated and the COVID-19 infection rate continues to fall, our city is transitioning to a post-pandemic economy. What that actually means is a question on everyone’s mind. There are those who believe we will never truly recover from...
Get vaccinated to help us get back to business

Get vaccinated to help us get back to business

COVID-19 has maintained its stronghold on Detroit’s economy, preventing small businesses from returning to any type of normalcy. Today, most small business owners are still dependent on external aid to keep their doors open. The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation...
Detroit small businesses are getting help but still need our support

Detroit small businesses are getting help but still need our support

To date, DEGC has administered two COVID-19 financial relief programs to help Detroit small businesses stay solvent during the pandemic. The first program provided a total of $4 million to more than 730 Detroit businesses between April and June. The second, the...
Clearcover chooses Detroit for customer experience center

Clearcover chooses Detroit for customer experience center

When Clearcover, a growing digital auto insurance carrier, was looking to establish its first customer experience center, it cast a wide net across a host of Midwest cities. The Chicago-based company was born and bred in the Midwest and knew it wanted its second...