Motor City Match helps new and expanding businesses at all stages of opening a business in Detroit by providing business planning support, matching Detroit businesses with available spaces, providing architectural design support, and granting $500,000 each quarter (leveraging HUD funding). This program is now widely considered a best practice for urban renewal and small business growth.
In 2014, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation hired JMDD to help craft this program, with particular emphasis on small business and real estate development.
Client Detroit Economic Growth Organization
Client Rep Olga Stella, Small Business Development Director
Scope of Work Program Concept, Feasibility, Design, and Development
Project Type Economic Development
Collaborators Michael Forsyth
Status Completed, 2014