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Southwest Detroit prepares for a resurgence of development

Southwest Detroit prepares for a resurgence of development

Even 1,100 miles from Miami, Maricruz Moya felt right at home. Moya remembers arriving in Southwest Detroit with her parents at 9-years-old, almost instantly appreciating the Latino presence and Hispanic influence in one of the city’s most festive, lively districts. “Here, I was able to find the connection,” she recalls. “The cultural connection and the […]

Why the Detroit Regional Chamber is focusing on Detroit’s neighborhoods

Why the Detroit Regional Chamber is focusing on Detroit’s neighborhoods

Investments in Detroit’s neighborhoods are on the rise and will soon swell with major new investments or resources from critical business institutions like the Detroit Regional Chamber (DRC). The DRC has frequently weighed in on issues that impact Detroit’s neighborhoods, particularly in regard to education and transportation, but has increased efforts to make an impact […]

HOPE Centers transform minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, would-be entrepreneurs into business owners

HOPE Centers transform minimum wage workers into living wage consumers, would-be entrepreneurs into business owners

Where you live, the kind of job you hold and the cost of what you buy are related to one three digit number … your credit score. Like it or not, that number defines you, says Ryan Mack, market president of the Mid-Atlantic Region for Operation HOPE, a non-profit organization providing financial literacy empowerment and […]

Neighborhood-based HOPE Inside Centers will improve resident credit scores and help transform Detroit

Neighborhood-based HOPE Inside Centers will improve resident credit scores and help transform Detroit

A brighter financial future starts here. That’s the message at the Northwest Activities Center’s (NAC) Inside HOPE office, supported by Fifth Third Bank. The Center is among several major urban investments announced by Fifth Third Bank this past year, including its moving its regional headquarters to the One Woodward Building and its 5/3 in the […]