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MOTOR CITY MATCH ANNOUNCES ROUND 17 WINNERS; PROGRAM CONTINUES BUILDING NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL DENSITY BY SUPPORTING DETROIT’S SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

February 27, 2020

After 17 Rounds of Motor City Match, 81 percent of overall winners are minority-owned businesses and 71 percent women-owned Total of 105 operating brick-and-mortar businesses, with an additional 57 under construction Round 17 includes awards in cash, space, business plan, design and building $350,000 in cash awards granted to 10 businesses in Districts 1, 2,…

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MOTOR CITY MATCH ANNOUNCES ROUND 16 WINNERS; PROGRAM CONTINUES BUILDING NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL DENSITY BY SUPPORTING DETROIT’S SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS

December 17, 2019

After 16 Rounds of Motor City Match, 83 percent of overall winners are minority-owned businesses and 72 percent women-owned Total of 87 operating brick-and-mortar businesses, with an additional 51 under construction Round 16 includes awards cash, space, business plan, design and building $250,000 in cash awards granted to eight businesses in Districts 1, 2, 4,…

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MOTOR CITY MATCH WINNER DIAMOND SMILES DENTISTRY OPENS DOORS, PROVIDES QUALITY DENTAL SERVICES FOR DETROIT’S EASTSIDE RESIDENTS

July 1, 2019

Minority, female and locally-owned dental practice Detroiter returns home to serve childhood community Becomes one of only five dental offices located in the 25 square-mile area southeast of Gratiot JULY 1, 2019 (DETROIT) – The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), Mayor Mike Duggan, Detroit City Councilmember Andre Spivey and community members of the Jefferson Chalmers…

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MOTOR CITY MATCH ANNOUNCES ROUND 15 WINNERS; PROGRAM CONTINUES BUILDING NEIGHBORHOOD RETAIL DENSITY BY SUPPORTING DETROIT’S SMALL-BUSINESS OWNERS

June 25, 2019

Round 15 winners span 11 Detroit neighborhoods throughout the city Represent 72 percent minority-owned businesses, 64 percent women-owned businesses and 72 percent Detroit-resident owned businesses JUNE 25, 2019 (DETROIT) – The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation today announced 53 business winners as part of its Motor City Match (MCM) program to support small-business growth in Detroit.…

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide

November 26, 2018

Supporting Small Business Growth At the center of Detroit’s economic revitalization is our robust small-business community. Home-grown restaurants, retail and other stores are bringing all corners of the city to life. Small businesses are transforming Detroit into a more walkable place–from major thoroughfares like Woodward, to neighborhoods throughout the city. DEGC provides a host of…

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Small Business Saturday in Detroit

November 26, 2018

DETROIT RETAILERS OFFER DISCOUNTS, SPECIALS AND FAMILY ACTIVITIES AS PART OF SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Businesses representing every Detroit neighborhood are participating in Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. DEGC Holiday Gift Guide offers 50 gift items priced at under $50, all available from Detroit retailers DETROIT – Detroit’s retail community is embracing Small Business Saturday,…

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Motor City Match announces Round 13 winners, welcomes past awardee to Detroit’s Eastside in ribbon-cutting ceremony

November 19, 2018

Senator Peters joins DEGC to welcome Coyote Hawk Design Center to Eastside in ribbon-cutting ceremony Round 13 cash awardees’ businesses span 10 Detroit neighborhoods Winners represent 84 percent minority- and 76 percent women-owned businesses NOVEMBER 19, 2018 (DETROIT) – Today, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s (DEGC) Motor City Match (MCM) program announced 10 new businesses,…

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DEGC’S Motor City Match winner, Advance Plumbing and Heating Supply Co. continues century-long commitment to Detroit with city’s first decorative plumbing showroom

September 25, 2018

 Ninety-nine-year-old, fourth-generation family business committed to “rebuilding” Detroit Company received $100,000 Motor City Match grant to assist with building showroom Sept. 25, 2018 (Detroit) – Today, representatives from the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s (DEGC) Motor City Match Program and Mayor Mike Duggan joined Advance Plumbing and Heating Supply Co. owner, Jeff Moss, his family, and…

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Mayor Mike Duggan welcomes Norma G’s dine-in restaurant to Detroit’s Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood

September 10, 2018

First full-service, sit down restaurant in Jefferson-Chalmers area in nearly 30 years Restaurant has created 15 jobs for local residents with more likely Years of hard work, community support, collaboration make restaurant a reality SEPT. 10, 2018 (DETROIT) – Mayor Mike Duggan, Councilman Andre Spivey and a host of funders and supporters joined Norma G’s…

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Motor City Match announces Round 12 winners, showcases investment in Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood

August 15, 2018

Round 12 cash awardees’ businesses span nine Detroit neighborhoods Four of latest awardee businesses located in areas with previous Motor City Match award recipients, building density in commercial corridors Winners represent 84 percent minority- and 71 percent women-owned businesses AUGUST 8, 2018 (DETROIT) – Fourteen new businesses, spanning nine Detroit neighborhoods, were the latest to…

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Motor City Match celebrates three-year mark with businesses in 29 Detroit neighborhoods

August 15, 2018

36 Motor City Match businesses open and operating; 51 currently completing construction projects Program has leveraged $33 million investment in Detroit’s small business community and commercial corridors JULY 31, 2018 (DETROIT) – The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s (DEGC) Motor City Match (MCM) program continues to fuel the city’s entrepreneurial resurgence by giving new and growing…

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DEGC Connects Detroit’s Youth with Internships at MCM Businesses

August 15, 2018

• The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s (DEGC) Motor City Match (MCM) small business program partners with Grow Detroit’s Young Talent (GDYT) to offer students internships at MCM businesses • 33 interns will be paired with 22 MCM businesses in 11 Detroit neighborhoods • Future program could include year-round internship program with opportunity for students to…

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Round 11 Motor City Match winners show how program is taking new entrepreneurs from “idea to open”

July 23, 2018

Half of latest winners were previous Motor City Match business plan, space and/or design awardees Round 11 cash awardees’ businesses span 10 Detroit neighborhoods APRIL 26, 2018 (DETROIT) – Motor City Match (MCM) continues to help bring new small businesses to neighborhoods across the city by awarding $500,000 to 11 businesses and one building owner…

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Business Planning and Financial Planning Assistance RFP

June 1, 2018

This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks organizations to provide 1) business planning, and 2) financial planning assistance, in partnership with Motor City Match for 2018. Motor City Match is a Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funded program for small business development and commercial corridor revitalization administered by the Economic Development Corporation of the City of…

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Now in Round 10, Motor City Match continues to boost retail in neighborhood commercial corridors

January 30, 2018

Clusters of Match businesses are revitalizing neighborhood commercial destinations 64% of Round 10 awardee businesses are owned by Detroiters 90% are minority-owned $5 million in matching grants have been awarded through 10 rounds Detroit, January 30, 2018 – Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s Motor City Match program is helping to revitalize Detroit’s neighborhood retail by helping…

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Small Business Professional Services

January 26, 2018

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) is soliciting qualifications for professional services firms and/or vendors to provide small business technical assistance for Small Business & Commercial Corridor Revitalization Program (the “Program”) projects taking place across the city of Detroit. This RFQ specifically seeks qualifications from firms in the following fields:…

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Business Planning RFQ

January 22, 2018

1/22/2018 The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC) is soliciting Requests for Proposal (RFP) from organizations to provide 1) business planning, and 2) financial planning assistance, in partnership with Motor City Match for 2018. Motor City Match is a Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) funded program for small business development and commercial…

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Motor City Match milestone: 100th small business receives cash grant since launch of innovative Detroit program

October 30, 2017

86 of first 100 winners located in neighborhoods outside of downtown/midtown Winners reflect Detroit’s population: 88% minority-owned; 79% women-owned Mayor Duggan presents another $500,000 in awards at PizzaPlex in SW Detroit $4.4 million in matching grants have been awarded through 9 rounds Detroit, October 30, 2017. Motor City Match reached a milestone today as Detroit…

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Motor City Match Info Session, Sept. 18th, 2017

September 12, 2017

Join the Motor City Match team for our Round 10 Info Session. We’ll provide an overview of the Motor City Match program and application process so that you can better understand how we can help you launch or expand your business in Detroit. We’ll also have MCM staff on hand to answer individual questions. New…

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Motor City Magazine

August 28, 2017

Mayor Mike Duggan and Motor City Match celebrated the two-year anniversary of the Mayor’s signature small business program with a publication highlighting Motor City Match businesses and award winners. Every three months, Motor City Match connects new and expanding businesses with Detroit real esta te opportunities and other resources needed by entrepreneurs.  Since the Mayor…

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Mayor’s Motor City Match program at 2 years: Nearly $4M in grants to support 87 new & expanding small businesses

August 14, 2017

Eight rounds of grant awards leverage $24 million in total new neighborhood business investments. 78% of winning businesses are minority owned 3 Round 8 awardees include representation from all seven of Detroit’s council districts DETROIT, August 14, 2017 – Mayor Mike Duggan and Motor City Match celebrated two years of help for new or expanding…

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Motor City Re-Store Design RFQ

July 7, 2017

7/1/2017 The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) is soliciting the submission of Proposals from well-established licensed Architects and Engineering / Design firms experienced with design contracts to participate in the City of Detroit’s Motor City Re-Store Program (MCR-S) for exterior / facade improvements to existing commercial buildings in Detroit’s business districts.…

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June 20, 2017 Motor City Match Info Session

June 13, 2017

  Join the Motor City Match team for our Round 9 Info Session. We’ll provide an overview of the Motor City Match program and application process so that you can better understand how we can help you launch or expand your business in Detroit. We’ll also have MCM staff on hand to answer individual questions.…

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Mayor Mike Duggan and Motor City Match announce latest round of small business awards and $500,000 in grants to 13 city entrepreneurs

April 25, 2017

Mayor Duggan handed out awards at a child care center that more than doubled in size with help from a previous cash grant from Motor City Match Ten of the 13 matching cash awardees are woman-owned DETROIT, April 25, 2017 – A Creole restaurant with entertainment, a fitness center, a technology service provider serving Detroit…

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Info Session March 20, 2017 for Motor City Match

March 14, 2017

Info session and workshop at TechTown Detroit will help prepare entrepreneurs to apply by April 1, 2017 due date   DETROIT, March 14, 2017 – Applications are due April 1, 2017 for round eight of the highly successful Motor City Match small business support program – which awards $500,000 each quarter in matching grants to…

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Extension Small Business Education

February 14, 2017

The deadline for proposal submissions for the Small Business RFP has been extended to Monday, February 20, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. RFP Small Biz Education Addendum 1

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RFP Deadline Extension

February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 The deadline for proposal submissions for the Business Assessment and Planning RFP has been extended to Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Amendment-No-1_SWOT  

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Space Awardee Workshops

February 9, 2017

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC) is soliciting the submission of proposals for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) Small Business Development & Commercial Corridor Revitalization programs, for small business workshops regarding aspects of location selection and challenges of bricks and mortar businesses. Interested parties are invited to submit a complete…

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Building Condition Assessment RFP

February 2, 2017

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) is soliciting the submission of Building Condition Assessment Proposals for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) Small Business Development & Commercial Corridor Revitalization programs.. Interested parties are invited to submit a complete proposal by February 16, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST. To read the full…

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Business Assessment and Planning RFP

January 25, 2017

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC) is soliciting the submission of proposals for the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) Small Business Development & Commercial Corridor Revitalization programs. Interested parties are invited to submit a complete proposal by February 10, 2017 by 5:00 pm EST. To read the full RFP, click the…

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Deadline Extension for RFP for Retail Market and Opportunity Study

January 13, 2017

The deadline for proposal submissions for the Retail Market & Opportunity Study has been extended to Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Amendment No 1

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Vice President Biden joins Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan as Motor City Match awards $600,000 in grants to 15 new & growing Detroit businesses

January 10, 2017

Round 6 Cash grant total is the largest amount in a single round since the program launched two years ago Vice President Joe Biden joined Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan today at ceremonies where 15 Detroit entrepreneurs earned Motor City Match grants to open or expand their business in the city. Since the program was launched…

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Motor City Match Round 6 Award Announcements

January 9, 2017

Motor City Match will host the Round 6 Award Announcement 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at DSDT (A Detroit School for Digital Technology) located at 1759 21st Street, Detroit MI 48216. Due to a special guest speaker, the event is invitation-only and not open to the public.  Additional information about the awardees will…

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Professional Services RFQ

December 23, 2016

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) is soliciting the submission of Building Condition Assessment Proposals for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) Small Business Development & Commercial Corridor Revitalization programs.. Interested parties are invited to submit a complete proposal by January 26, 2016 by 5:00 pm EST. To read the full RFP,…

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Retail Market & Opportunity Study

December 19, 2016

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC) is soliciting the submission of Proposals for a retail market conditions and opportunities analysis of Detroit and its key commercial corridors. This work will inform Motor City Match and future neighborhood corridor programs with data-driven strategies to assist with program delivery. Interested parties are invited to submit…

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Round 7 Applications Open from 12/1 to 1/1

November 28, 2016

We’re looking for the next round of business and commercial property owners to apply for grants and technical assistance. Applications open on December 1 and will close on January 1, 2017. Business applicants compete for business planning assistance, help with finding or designing property, and up to $100,000 in match-grant funding to start or grow…

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Professional Services RFQ Notice

November 21, 2016

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) is soliciting the submission of Proposals for Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) Small Business Development & Commercial Corridor Revitalization programs in the following categories. Interested parties are invited to submit a complete proposal by December 16, 2016 by 5:00 pm EST. To read the…

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Round Five Businesses Bring New Services, Arts to Detroit’s Neighborhoods

October 28, 2016

DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan today announced the six Detroit small businesses that will receive between $10,000 and $80,000 of Motor City Match grant funding to help them start or expand in Detroit’s neighborhood corridors. Motor City Match is Detroit’s signature small business development initiative. The program connects new and expanding businesses with Detroit real…

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Round 6 Info Session & Resource Fair

September 2, 2016

Come join us to learn more about the application process and to get 1-on-1 help filling out your application. This is the ONLY information session that will be held before the July 1 application deadline so make sure to put this event on your calendar. Wayne County Community College District 1001 W. Fort Street Downtown…

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Round 4 Motor City Match grant winners to grow 11 more businesses in Detroit Neighborhoods

July 22, 2016

In its first year, Mayor Duggan’s marquee neighborhood business development program has awarded $2M to 40 small businesses 72% of winners have been African-American owned businesses, 64% are Detroit-based DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan announced today 11 more winners of Motor City Match grant funding to help them grow or expand in Detroit’s neighborhood business…

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Motor City Match Round 5 Info Session & Workshop

June 2, 2016

Come join us to learn more about the application process and to get 1-on-1 help filling out your application. This is the ONLY information session that will be held before the July 1 application deadline so make sure to put this event on your calendar. Bel Air Luxury Cinema 10100 East 8 Mile Road Detroit,…

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Meet the Round 3 Winners

April 11, 2016

Advance Plumbing & Heating Supply Co. $100,000 Winner Advance Plumbing is a fourth-generation, family owned business located on 2984 Grand River Ave. in Detroit. Their $1.76 million expansion to a decorative showroom in Midtown is expected to create 10 to 15 new jobs. Assemble Sound, LLC. $100,000 Winner Assemble Sound is a collaborative music studio…

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News Release: Motor City Match Names Next Round of Winners

April 11, 2016

DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan announced today the third round of Detroit businesses to receive a combined $500,000 in grant funding through Motor City Match. Funding for the nine small business projects in Detroit neighborhoods ranged from $18,000 to $100,000 and included a diverse mix of restaurants, retail and professional service businesses. “It’s been amazing…

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Info Session – March 16th

March 4, 2016

Join us on March 16 to learn more about the application process and to get 1-on-1 help filling out your application. This is the ONLY information session that will be held before the April 1 application deadline so make sure to put this event on your calendar. Sign Up Here Agenda: Doors open at 5pm…

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4th Round of Applications are Open!

March 1, 2016

Motor City Match is now seeking businesses and commercial property owners to apply for the next round of Motor City Match program. Applications open March 1 and close April 1. Launched by Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation in 2015, Motor City Match supports investment in Detroit’s neighborhood commercial corridors by pairing…

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Motor City Match Announces the next 10 small business projects to share $500,000 in grant funding

January 25, 2016

DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan announced today the second round of projects that will receive a combined $500,000 in grant funding through Motor City Match to help them start or expand in Detroit. “Detroit’s economy continues to grow and improve, and Motor City Match is helping to ensure that the prosperity spreads across the city…

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RFQ: Building Assessment

December 15, 2015

The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) is soliciting the submission of Proposals from Professional Architectural & Engineering Firms  to perform Building Assessments for specified buildings in the Detroit area for the Motor City Match (MCM) Detroit’s Small Business & Commercial Corridor Revitalization Program. Interested parties are invited to learn more…

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Third Round is Open!

December 1, 2015

DETROIT – Motor City Match is inviting local businesses and building owners to apply for a share of $500,000 in grant funding and technical assistance as the program begins accepting applications for its third round of quarterly funding. Launched by Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation earlier this year, Motor City Match…

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Request for Qualifications: Design Services

November 3, 2015

Small Business & Commercial Corridor Revitalization Project Issued by the: Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit Issued on: October 30, 2015 The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (“the EDC”) invites well- established Architectural and or Construction contractors experienced with design – build contracts to submit a Statement of Qualifications using…

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RFQ: Design Services

October 30, 2015

REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS: Design Services The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) is soliciting the submission of Proposals from well-established Architects and or Construction Contractors experienced with design contracts to participate in the Detroit’s Motor City Match (MCM) Program with regard to renovations and tenant improvements for existing commercial buildings in…

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10 Businesses Share $500,000 in Motor City Match Grants to Start, Expand in Detroit

October 13, 2015

DETROIT – Mayor Mike Duggan announced today the first 10 businesses that will receive a combined $500,000 in grant funding through Motor City Match to help them start or expand in Detroit. “The companies we’re announcing today are on the leading edge of Detroit’s growth,” said Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “These are companies that will…

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RFQ: Design – Build Services

August 26, 2015

Motor City Match in partnership with the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (the “EDC”) are soliciting the submission of a Statements of Qualifications and Interest from experienced Architects and or Construction Contractors with design – build expertise in the metropolitan Detroit area. Our goal is to identify and pre-qualified several prospective design-build…

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Motor City Match Announces Top Properties Available for New Business

August 11, 2015

DETROIT – The Economic Development Corporation of the city of Detroit approved selection of 27 top ranking buildings from the first round of the Motor City Match Building Track applications for marketing and match making with new and expanding businesses. The program supports redevelopment of the city’s neighborhood commercial corridors by pairing building owners with new…

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First Round Update

August 5, 2015

We had more than 350 entrepreneurs and just over 150 building owners representing 1.7 million square feet of real estate apply for support through Motor City Match. That’s a great start! We are still going through Round 1 applications for each track and will make announcements as soon as we are able. For the building owners…

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Freep: Hundreds apply for Motor City Match grants

August 5, 2015

By John Gallagher, Detroit Free Press August 5, 2015 Detroit — A program to match budding entrepreneurs in Detroit with available real estate in the city’s neighborhoods is off to a robust start. More than 350 entrepreneurs and just more than 150 building owners representing 1.7 million square feet of real estate have applied to be…

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August – September Info Sessions

August 5, 2015

We have a few more info sessions finalized. If you’re a building owner interested in taking part in Motor City Match and have some questions, want to talk to someone, or want to meet other business owners, you should check out one of these events! Here are the details: Tuesday, August 18 – La Terazza 8:30…

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Updates and Answers for Construction and Technical Assistance Services RFQs

June 26, 2015

Questions and answers received from the information session highlighting Motor City Match Request for Qualifications (RFQs) for Construction and Technical Assistance Services can be found below.

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RFQ: Construction Services

June 25, 2015

Motor City Match (MCM) is soliciting qualifications for professional construction skilled tradesmen or general/sub-contractors to provide construction services to new small business start-up and expansion projects taking place across the city of Detroit.

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RFQ: Technical Assistance Services

June 25, 2015

Motor City Match (MCM) is soliciting qualifications for professional services firms and/or vendors to provide small business technical assistance to new small business start-up and expansion projects taking place across the city of Detroit.

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Detroit Free Press: Detroit entrepreneur program wins $1.5M grant

June 24, 2015

Motor City Match, Detroit’s five-year program to connect entrepreneurs and property owners in a bid to repopulate vacant storefronts with new small businesses, got a shot in the arm today as a national foundation awarded the effort $1.5 million. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded the grant to the partnership between the…

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Knight Foundation Supports MCM with $1.5m Grant Over 3 Years

June 23, 2015

We are excited to announce the Knight Foundation has signed on to support Motor City Match with a $1.5m grant over three years. This long-term investment will help us provide grants, loans and technical assistance to entrepreneurs who are starting or growing in Detroit. To learn more, check out a blog post by DEGC’s Michael Forsyth hosted by…

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Info Sessions Scheduled

May 19, 2015

We have a few more info sessions finalized. If you’re a business owner interested in taking part in Motor City Match and have some questions, want to talk to someone, or want to meet other business owners, you should check out one of these events! Here are the details: Tuesday, June 2 – Matrix Center…

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Business Owner Apps Go Live June 1

May 14, 2015

Round 1 applications for business owners are going to be made available starting on June 1! If you're a startup, or if you own an established business and are looking to expand in Detroit, you should apply – you've got nothing to lose, and everything to gain. For starters, no matter where your business is in…

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MI Chronicle: Motor City Match: Detroit’s Business Challenge

April 29, 2015

The Michigan Chronicle had a great writeup on our program. Here's a quick quote from DEGC's project manager, Mike Forsyth: “The goal of the program is simple,” said Michael Forsyth, business development manager for the Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC). “It’s to find the best vacant commercial real estate in the city, and find the…

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One Detroit for everyone

February 26, 2015

As Detroit continues to rebound, the city's growing economy must include enthusiastic newcomers as well as those who were here when no one else wanted to be. That was a major point in Mayor Mike Duggan's recent State of the City address, and it's critical to Detroit's future. There's healthy excitement over the infusion of…

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Detroit to help small businesses with storefronts, commercial space

February 10, 2015

Mayor Mike Duggan will unveil a new city-backed assistance program for small businesses at his State of the City address tonight. The program aims to match budding entrepreneurs with real estate, financial aid and technical assistance. The payoff is meant to be more small businesses launching in the city, empty retail and commercial space filling…

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