Igniting Economic Growth for all Detroiters



Our goal is to empower impact-driven entrepreneurs and ideas to reimagine what is possible in equitable development, mixed-income housing, and high-growth startups in our region.

We envision an economic future where revitalization is measured by the prosperity of residents and where every entrepreneur is equipped to flourish, compete, and reinvest locally.

WHAT IS INVEST DETROIT?

We are a mission-driven financial institution that catalyzes equity, investment, and wealth generation.

Through targeted capital deployment, strategic partnerships, and a history of executing in difficult development environments, Invest Detroit has become a central figure in the revitalization efforts in the City of Detroit and The State of Michigan for over 25 years.

A STRONGER DETROIT THROUGH FOUR AREAS OF FOCUS

WORKING TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE FOUR PRIMARY GOALS

STRENGTHENING NEIGHBORHOODS

Our neighborhoods approach focuses our lending tools, relationships, and expertise on targeted neighborhood locations that will catalyze and inspire further growth in surrounding areas.  We work with residents to identify priorities and developers who are community-minded. Partnering with the City of Detroit, neighborhood leaders and associations, among others, we are working to bring proven tools into ten targeted neighborhoods through the Strategic Neighborhood Fund.

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INCREASING DENSITY

Increasing the population of Detroit by attracting and retaining residents means less vacant buildings, safer neighborhoods, and a stronger local economy. We prioritize mixed-use projects that provide affordable housing so that residents at all income levels have a place to call home.

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GROWING JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Supporting businesses over a range of sectors helps to create a wide range of opportunities for Detroit residents at all stages of their education or career paths.  Local businesses can provide jobs to residents without cars, cut down on commute times for busy parents, promote walkable neighborhoods, and improve the local economy.  Our programs work together to support local entrepreneurs who are creating new jobs or retaining existing jobs within the city.

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SUPPORTING INCLUSIVITY

Equitable access is a thread that runs through all of our programs and goals. Our vision is a Detroit for everyone with multi-ethnic and mixed-income neighborhoods where all residents feel safe and welcome and have access to resources and opportunities.  Through our real estate work we ensure that we maintain percentages of affordable units in multi-family housing, and we work to identify and support developers of color.  In our small business and venture investment work, we actively seek out entrepreneurs that are persons of color, immigrants, female, or Detroit residents.

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5,621
Housing Units Created
15,774
Jobs created or retained
1,159
affordable units created
881
Projects supported
100+
entrepreneurs/developers of color supported
100+
Female entrepreneurs supported
$544 Million
dollars in funds deployed
$3.6 Billion
dollars in funds leveraged
Adapting the Strategic Neighborhood Fund to Meet Community Needs
November 29th, 2021
Vice President of Neighborhoods Mike Smith at Invest Detroit discusses some exciting new initiatives in the Warrendale C...
PEP Talks: Supporting Racial Equity for the Next Generation
August 31st, 2021
Ben Bernstein, Principal on our ID Ventures team, on a financial literacy speaker series created by a group of Invest De...
The Three Ps That Can Help Us Do More
August 31st, 2021
Jennifer Hayes, Senior Vice President of Operations and Policy, on our combined efforts to effect change in underserved ...
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U.S. Department of the Treasury,Director, Office of Civil Rights and Equal Employment Opportunity
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.,Washington, DC 20220;
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