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.
This page lists publications 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.
Investing in Detroit’s Future: Resources for Businesses and Community Development, November 19, 2013. 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. (pdf) view keynote speech by Thomas Sugrue.
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.
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: Mitigating Blight and Managing Vacancies in Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Philadelphia by Robin Newberger and Maude Toussaint-Comeau