About the Detroit Project
Perhaps nowhere is the need for small business development and community revitalization more pronounced than in the city of Detroit. In recent years, a groundswell of interest on the part of locally-based institutions has emerged to expand the economic vision of the region to include a more diverse business environment.
FeaturesRedefining “Rust Belt” videoconference May 13, 2014. The topic of the fourth exchange between experts in the cities of Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia features school superintendents from several rustbelt cities who discuss opportunities for educational reform and city revitalization. Read more about the videoconference series here.
An Analysis of SBA loans in lower-income and black neighborhoods in Detroit and Michigan. Read more....
Detroit Minority Small Business Owners Community Networks Poll Read more....
This page lists publications and presentations related to the "Resources for Small Businesses and Growth in Detroit" project and related studies.
Banking and Credit Data
Featured data provides an overview of the banking and financial environment for small businesses and consumers in the Detroit area.
This page features presentations, meetings and conferences "Resources for Small Businesses and Growth in Detroit" project and related studies.
Redefining Rust Belt: An Exchange of Strategies by the Cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and Philadelphia. This videoconference series brings together community leaders in all four cities to participate in a robust exchange about experiences developing and implementing strategies to attract new residents and investments. The first session took place in June 2013, the second took place in October 2013, and the third took place in February 2014. The fourth and final discussion took place on May 13, 2014 at the Reinventing Older Communities national conference in Philadelphia.
Developing Small Business and Leveraging Resources in Detroit Conference- Chicago Fed, Michigan Bankers Association and New Economy Initiative Conference, Chicago Fed-Detroit Branch Presented by Maude Toussaint-Comeau-October 16, 2012 View agenda here.
Outreach and PresentationsRedefining RustBelt: The Role of Anchor Institutions and the Arts Audioconference on December 10, 2013
Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce Presented by Maude Toussaint-Comeau – July 11, 2013
Black Owned Businesses in Detroit, Ypsilanti Chamber of Commerce
Black, Hispanic, Arab-American, African-Caribbean Chambers of Commerce, Chicago Fed-Detroit Branch Presented by Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau-- May 17, 2013
Legislative Day at the Chicago Fed-Detroit Branch Presented by Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Robin Newberger, May 17, 2013, CDPS Detroit Small Business Project
Resilience and Rebuilding for Low-Income Communities Conference, Federal Reserve Community Affairs System Conference
Presented by Robin G. Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau - April 11-12, 2013.
Board of Directors, Chicago Fed-Detroit Branch Presented by Maude Toussaint-Comeau, 2012
Redefining Rust Belt Blog: Mitigating Blight and Managing Vacancies in Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Philadelphia by Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau