Develop Track

Understand how a brick and mortar location may play a role in the growth and profitability of your company. Gain a sense of the type and location of a brick-and-mortar location that may suit you.

Round 27 applications are open from March 1st through April 1st, 2024.

Who Can Apply?

Transactional mobile, digital, or home-based businesses that need to find a permanent space in the city of Detroit

What is the Goal of the Track?
  • Increase revenue – optimize business models
  • Find an appropriate permanent space
How do we do it?
  • Subject specific workshops
  • One-on-one consultations – complete the MCM “Work Plan”
  • Goal-based technical assistance & business services
  • Introductions and “matchmaking” with building owners
Develop Business Fundamentals

Training & Seminars

Develop track awardees have access to a series of seminars, trainings and office hour sessions that help them to strengthen their growth strategies, to comprehend the various commercial real estate possibilities in Detroit, and the steps necessary to grow into a commercial property.

Establish Commercial Readiness

Real Estate Exploration

Develop track awardees will be provided with opportunities to view available commercial properties that fit into their budget, business needs, and geographic preferences.

Utilize Expert Services

Technical Assistance

Motor City Match Develop track provides awardees with goal-based technical assistant services provided by one of our pre-approved experts. Technical Assistance becomes accessible after the completion of a business plan draft.


Business Awardees


of Technical Assistance


Awardees in Brick & Mortar

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I am not available for seminars?

  • If you are unable to attend virtual classes, please inform the track manager.
  • Arrangements will be made to provide every awardee with a chance to receive guidance through their retail plans and business expansion strategies.

Am I able to retake the business planning class?

  • Develop track awardees who have previously taken a business planning class are welcome to retake the business planning class
  • Develop track awardees are strongly encouraged to submit existing business plans and financial statements for review and critique.

What is the financial value of my technical assistance award?

Develop track technical assistance awards provide up to $1000 worth of business services from one of our pre-approved consultants.

Can non-awardees still take the business planning class?

  • Non-awardees are not currently able to attend the Motor City Match business planning classes or seminars
  • Our syllabus and course materials will be available online for self-guided learning by Q2 2022.
  • Review our resources page in order to connect with business plan class providers, business plan and financial statements, and much more.