Entrepreneurs of Color

“ For Detroit’s comeback to be a true success, there must be opportunity for the Detroiters who stayed.” – Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan

A new source of business capital for Detroit businesses owned by entrepreneurs of color and businesses that primarily hire people of color.

Three organizations – the Detroit Development Fund®, JPMorgan Chase and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation – have come together to provide business owners greater access to capital and business assistance. The loans range from $50,000 to $150,000 and businesses can use the capital to expand, finance equipment, address short-term cash flow needs and provide contractor lines of credit.

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Love Life Swagger

Love Life Swagger, is a Detroit based lifestyle streetware brand that received a $30,000 line of credit to expand its business of providing products for the urban fashion market. Visit Love Life Swagger

House of Pure Vin

House of Pure Vin, a downtown wine shop and tasting room, received a $145,000 loan to help with start-up costs. Visit House of Pure Vin

Power, Lighting and Technical Services

PLTS received a $100,000 line of credit and loan. The firm repairs exterior lighting at City of Detroit recreation centers, police stations and other city-owned buildings. Read more about PLTS

The Entrepreneurs of Color Fund is made possible by

JP Morgan Chase & Co.

W.K. Kellog Foundation

Fifth Third Bank