Helping Business go from Idea to Open

Round 7 applications open on Dec 1 and close Jan 1 for Building and Business Owners

 2 Tracks to Apply 

Building OWNER

This track is for Detroit building owners looking to lease vacant space to a quality business– whether you are just starting the search or starting renovations for a new tenant. If you have a vision, we’ll help you build it.

Business Owner

This track is for businesses looking for quality real estate opportunities, so they can to start or expand in Detroit. Whether you have the next great business idea and are looking for a place to make it happen, or you’ve recently signed a lease and started building your dream, we’ll help you do it in Detroit.

Growing Detroit businesses from
idea to open
Motor City Match helps new and expanding businesses
at all stages of opening a business in Detroit.
Motor City Match offers the following opportunities:
Business planning classes
Identifying Detroit's commerical properties
Matching businesses with quality properties
Architectual and design support
$500,000 in grants each quarter
And more!
Small Biz Stories
Organized by monthly theme, featuring Motor City Match awardees telling real stories about Detroit, small biz, and community development
Blessed and Highly Favored Juice Bar with Karen and Freeman

Meet Blessed and Highly Favored Juice Bar! Blessed and Highly Favored is a juice bar located at 19416 Livernois, inside 1917 American Bistro. owned by Karen & Freeman Fenny.

Tiki's Treasures with Teresa Singleton

Meet Tiki’s Treasures! Tiki’s Treasures is a retail and consignment boutique selling high end, gently used clothing. Teresa Singleton is the owner of Tiki’s Treasures. She is a lifelong Detroit resident and sells a mix of shoes, coats, handbags, and accessories that she’s carefully curated for years.

Pedicure and Shoes 2 Go with Ayana Williams-Jones

Meet Pedicure & Shoes 2 Go! Pedicure & Shoes 2 Go is a boutique, salon, and spa located at 243 W Congress. Pedicure & Shoes 2 Go provides a luxurious experience with massages, pedicures, manicures, and a variety of unique shoes.