There’s a grand opening Tuesday, July 12 in Detroit, one that will pave the way for many more grand openings in the future.
The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), created through a partnership between Business Leaders for Michigan (BLM) and Detroit’s College for Creative Studies (CCS) is opening a state-of-the-art business accelerator to leverage new talent in the Southeast Michigan community.
Why? Because when it comes to building a business in the creative, design or digitalsector, the strategic needs are just as significant as when a major manufacturing enterprise is getting off the ground. While the “product” may be different, finding the right legal, financial and practical resources are equally crucial, and the potential for economic growth is just as strong.
To boost growth in the creative sectors, DC3 is offering a “ventures-in-residence” component, for which 13 firms have been chosen, and a virtual component, in which four firms will take part. Click here to learn more about these savvy creative organizations and their plans to generate a cultural and creative renaissance in Detroit, along with the potential of scores of new, high paying jobs they will generate in the creative, design and digital sectors.
Creative sector businesses and people are emerging as new economic engine for Detroit and Michigan. In the past year, eight firms with more than 500 employees have already moved, or made the commitment to move to Detroit’s Creative Corridor. Many more are on the horizon. The DC3, partners and Detroit’s business community are currently working to attract additional creative sector firms to Detroit’s Creative Corridor. These efforts have the potential to bring another 1,500 creative economy jobs to Detroit’s Creative Corridor.
We need every tool in our economic and cultural toolbox to revitalize Michigan and its core communities. The DC3 is a leading model for change, and will be an important resource for years to come.
To learn more about the Grand Opening, the DC3 accelerator and its business attraction efforts, visit www.DetroitCreativeCorridorCenter.com