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Detroit’s Entrepreneurs of Color Fund triples investments, celebrates 2nd anniversary

December 18, 2017 in General News

Michael S. Barr, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean of Public Policy at the Ford School, participated in a roundtable discussion at Detroit’s Gem Theater Read More

Fund for Detroit minority small business owners swells to $18 million

December 18, 2017 in General News

A fund aimed at helping minority owners of small businesses in Detroit strengthen their operations will triple in size thanks to new Read More

How JPMorgan Chase Is Fueling Detroit’s Revival

September 7, 2017 in General News

There are two kinds of storefronts on this stretch of Detroit’s West ­McNichols Road: Boarded-up and “Why isn’t this boarded up?” Most Read More

A $6.5 million loan fund threw FICO scores out the window, and the results show a way forward for America’s struggling cities

August 30, 2017 in General News

Adrienne Bennett needed a short-term loan so that her business could pursue a big project, but she wasn’t sure a brick-and-mortar bank Read More

How DDF Takes a Chance on Small Businesses When Banks Won’t

May 2, 2017 in General News

Four years ago, this block was dark. The streetlights were out and all of the storefronts sat empty. Residents living in apartments Read More