Global Detroit Neighborhood Development Collaborative Gets $2.4M For Business DevelopmentWed, 03/21/2012 - 11:24 — admin
The Huffington Post
March 20, 2012
A new, $2.4 million initiative to pump up the economy looks beyond the boardroom to train an unlikely group of entrepreneurs: Small-business owners in Detroit's low-income neighborhoods.
The Global Detroit Neighborhood Development Collaborative will tap immigrants and grassroots entrepreneurs, working with its target areas' current and potential business owners to stimulate southeastern Michigan's economy.
The collaborative will focus on three communities in Detroit: the North End, Southwest and Cody-Rouge. The first two areas have high immigrant populations, Hispanic and Arab-American, respectively -- part of why they were chosen.