Commercial and Industrial

Creating Jobs For Detroiters

Our small business program is committed to inclusive support and offers loan programs and technical assistance to both new and established businesses located in Detroit. Economic growth and job creation is part of our primary mission, so we prioritize businesses that are community-minded and committed to Detroit and its residents.


How To Get Started

To begin the application process, please complete our pre-application below and one of our team members will reach out to you.

If you have any questions, email us at

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Small Business In-Take Form

Thank you for your interest in Invest Detroit. We are a mission-based, nonprofit lender, and borrowers must meet a set of criteria so that we can meet our funding requirements, including goals set by our funders.

Please fill out the following contact information and answer the pre-qualifying questions below to determine if you qualify to begin the application process.

Only completed forms will be considered. Partially completed applications will not be saved, and if you close this window or navigate to another page prior to submission the data will be lost.
Contact Information

Business Information


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Thank you for your answering these questions. You meet our preliminary requirements to begin the application process. The next step is the in-take form below that will give us a better understanding of your request and your business or project.

Small Business Intake Form

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Impact Metrics
Please answer the following questions to support mission alignment for our organization.  Answer these questions from the business owner(s) perspective. If there are multiple owners, please answer these questions so that the responses represent 50% or more of the business ownership.

Required Documents
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Supporting Documents
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