Keeping a Promise to Detroit
The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation is the City’s economic development catalyst. If you’re a business looking to expand in the city or make Detroit your home, DEGC is the first step on your path to success. Our team is creating transformational opportunities for residents, local businesses and new investors – right here in Detroit.
DEGC’s mission is to design and implement innovative solutions that attract investment, create jobs and advanced Detroit’s economy for all residents.
We are dedicated to inclusive economic development and we take this responsibility to heart. With a team that is diverse and representative of the communities we serve, DEGC is working to reduce the inequality that can be barriers to economic opportunity.
DEGC Exceeds Three-Year Goals (2017-2019)
in new investment
*Does not include +300 home-based businesses
DEGC launches BuyDetroit procurement program.
Motor City Match launches 100th Detroit small business.
FCA invests $4.5 billion in Detroit.
Ford purchases Michigan Central Depot.
Little Caesars Arena becomes home to both Detroit’s Red Wings and Pistons.
Dan Gilbert brings his Quicken Loans family of businesses to Detroit.
Compuware transforms Campus Martius Park.
Tigers throw out first pitch at Comerica Park.
American Axle Manufacturing expands into Detroit, creating 3,800 jobs.
Cobo Hall adds 350,000 square feet; becomes home of North American International Auto Show.
The People Mover era begins; Illitch Family transforms theatre district.
Millender Center opens in heart of Downtown.