Resources for Businesses and Growth in Detroit
The Community Development and Policy Studies (CDPS) Division works on a variety of projects to leverage resources for businesses in the Detroit region and support strategies to attract investment to the city.
About the Detroit Project
In recent years, local institutions have been pursuing a range of strategies to promote small business, entrepreneurship, and the revitalization of the city. A groundswell of interest has emerged to expand the economic vision of Detroit to include a more diverse business environment.The CDPS Detroit Project, "Resources for Businesses and Growth in Detroit," aims to do the following:
This page lists publications related to the "Resources for Small Businesses and Growth in Detroit" project and related studies.
Inclusive Cluster-Based Development Strategies for Inner Cities: A Conference Summary
Revitalizing inner cities: Connecting research and practice
Financial Infrastructure and Small Business Funding in Low- and Moderate-Income Neighborhoods in Detroit
Resource Utilization among Black Small Business Owners in Detroit: Results from a Questionnaire
An Analysis of SBA Loans in Lower-income and Black Neighborhoods in Detroit and Michigan
Developing Small Businesses and Leveraging Resources in Detroit: An Informed Discussion among Financial Institutions, Policymakers and Other Stakeholders in Detroit
Developing Small Businesses and Leveraging Resources in Detroit (Special Issue)
Banking and Credit Data
Featured data provides an overview of the banking and financial environment for small businesses and consumers in the Detroit area.
Bank Branch Location in the Detroit area (2010)
CRA Small Business Lending in the Detroit area (2010)
SBA 7(a) Lending Trends in Michigan (2000-2012)
Seventh District Banks and Branches
This page features presentations, meetings and conferences "Resources for Small Businesses and Growth in Detroit" project and related studies.
September 15-16, 2015, Revisiting the Promise and Problems of Inner City Economic Development. The summit was sponsored by the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, Economic Development Quarterly and Sage, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC). The summit featured a keynote address by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, as well as a number of sessions highlighting new research and discussion practitioner experiences on various aspects of inner city business development.
October 22, 2014, Minority Capital Access Forum. This forum brought together bankers, community development practitioners, and business owners to highlight strategies that help funders connect with minority business owners.
November 19, 2013, Investing in Detroit’s Future: Resources for Businesses and Community Development. The goal of this meeting was to broaden the number of investors and organizations who understand how to access federal and state programs to leverage private capital, credit and other resources to support entrepreneurship and community development in Detroit. View conference agenda here and keynote speech by Thomas Sugrue.
June, 18, 2013, 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.
October 16, 2012, 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 View agenda here.
Outreach and Presentations
July 11, 2013, Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce Presented by Maude Toussaint-Comeau, December 10, 2013.
May 17, 2013, Black, Hispanic, Arab-American, African-Caribbean Chambers of Commerce, Chicago Fed-Detroit Branch Presented by Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau.
May 17, 2013, CDPS Detroit Small Business Project, Presented by Maude Toussaint-Comeau and Robin Newberger.
April 11-12, 2013, Presented by Robin G. Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau.
2012, Presented by Maude Toussaint-Comeau.