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 February 27, 2014. The topic of the next exchange between experts in the cities of Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia will be “Aligning Vision, Investment and Implementation of Land Use Strategies”. Read more about the videoconference series here.
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.
Connecting Communities webinar "Redefining RustBelt: The Role of Anchor Institutions and the Arts,” December 10, 2013. This session highlights the work that four Federal Reserve Banks have done to create a dialogue for older industrial cities who are working to attract new residents and investments.
Redefining Rust Belt: An Exchange of Strategies by the Cities of Baltimore, Cleveland, Detroit and 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: The Local Impact of Anchor Institutions in Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland and Philadelphia by Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau