Small Business Programming

What Is the Role of the Small Business Programming Team?

At the center of Detroit’s economic revitalization is our robust small-business community. Home-grown restaurants, retailers and service providers bring needed goods and services to residents. Small businesses provide local jobs, stabilize neighborhoods and create a sense of community. Black-owned businesses are especially important to an inclusive and accessible economy. DEGC provides a host of programming to help startups and established businesses flourish.

How Can the Small Business Programming Team Help You?

Small Business Programming Team

Mariangela Pledl

Director of Food Access Programs

Denise Colona

Small Business Services Development Manager

LaTosha Franklin

Motor City Match Technical Assistance Manager

Tekeyah Gaines

Senior Digital Strategy Manager of Detroit Means Business

Medvis Jackson

Motor City Match Develop Track Manager

Madison Schillig

Program Director for Motor City Match

Sidni Smith

Motor City Match Operations Manager
Laura Corp

Laura Corp

Impact Director of Detroit Means Business

Tenecia Johnson

Outreach Director of Detroit Means Business

Monika McKay-Polly

Business Assistance Manager for Detroit Means Business

Kyle Cascarelli

Business Plan Workshops Coordinator for Motor City Match

Ashley Dreyer

Motor City Match Grant Manager
Ajane Jackson

Ajane Jackson

Develop Track Manager for Motor City Match

Lauryn Johnson

Program Coordinator for BuyDetroit

Aftan Malone

District 4 Business Liaison

Myrna Segura

Design Track Manager for Motor City Match

Sydney Wilson

Senior Collaboration Specialist for Detroit Means Business

Rebecca Windecker

Financial Assistance Coordinator for Motor City Match

Lashawna Manigault

Director of District Business Liaison Program

Bryan Davis

District 1 Business Liaison

Demetrius Stinson

District 5 Business Liaison

Tunesia Turner

District 2 Business Liaison

Md-Abdul Muhit

Associate Director Of District Business Liaison Program, District 3 Business Liaison

Sami Elhady

District 7 Business Liaison

Nancy Cepeda

District 6 Business Liaison

Let Us Help You Launch and Grow Your Detroit Small Business

Our Small Business Call Center is open Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 844-333-8249.

The DEGC is bound to serve only those businesses within the city limits of Detroit. Businesses in Wayne County can visit Wayne County Technical Assistance & Financial Resources for more info.

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