Life Preserver: Small businesses need prompt payments to stay afloat

Life Preserver: Small businesses need prompt payments to stay afloat

Mayor Mike Duggan made a commitment to not only make Detroit a small business destination, but ensure long-term entrepreneurial success. The mayor’s programs, in conjunction with the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, such as Motor City Match and the Motor City Re-Store, are examples of providing grants focused on supporting and investing in businesses long term. […]

DEGC manager earns federal advisory position

DEGC manager earns federal advisory position

It’s not just in neighborhoods where business and economic initiatives take place that Detroiters need seats at the table. On the national stage, input reflecting the city’s needs can contribute to policies that directly impact its future. Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) Global Commerce and Foreign Direct Investment Manager Sandra Choi has been named to […]

Corner Store incubator seeking Retail Boot Camp applications

Corner Store incubator seeking Retail Boot Camp applications

You’ve got to start somewhere. In Detroit, far too many of our small neighborhood business start-ups launch their business operations with less capital and support than is needed to survive. They are not alone according to Bloomberg, which reports that 8 out of 10 U.S. entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months.  Tech Town Detroit is attempting […]

Duggan’s Dilemma

Duggan’s Dilemma

Pundits and agitators are trying to push Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan into installing a new pro-black business president and CEO at the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. following the resignation last month of Rodrick Miller. The implication is that the mayor has been pro-white corporate cozy in his attempts to kick start business investment and development.  […]

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

Night Lights: giant sculptures dance and play throughout the night

The giant moving sculptures that cavort across some of Detroit’s most popular areas will make you wonder whether you’ve wandered into a scene out of Bradbury or Asimov. From now until mid-February, 16 brightly colored, larger-than-life bizarre machinations will light up the night in Detroit. Called LuminoCITY, these activation sites are linked in two- to […]