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University Research Corridor

Britany Affolter-Caine, Executive Director (517) 999-4007 • www.urcmich.org The University Research Corridor (URC) is an alliance between Michigan State University, University of Michigan and Wayne State University to transform, strengthen and diversify the state’s economy. The universities spark regional economic development through invention, innovation and technology transfer, by educating a workforce prepared to participate in the knowledge economy, and by attracting talent to the state. By increasing business partnerships – and making these resources more visible to the rest of the world, the URC plays a role in attracting and retaining business to the state while reinvigorating its economy. The URC is committed to the State’s economic success and to improving the quality of life for all its citizens. The URC is designed to leverage the research universities’ collective assets, encourage collaboration with business, government and regional economic development organizations.

Detroit Regional Chamber

Sandy Baruah, President and CEO • Kelly Weatherwax, Manager of Communications (313) 596-0360 • www.detroitchamber.com The Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the region’s oldest business organizations. Made up of over 20,000 members and affiliates, that employ over three quarters of a million workers, the Detroit Regional Chamber is the one of the largest metro chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, regional collaboration and impacting education reform. The Chamber’s day-to-day efforts are focused on attracting new business investment and jobs to the region, helping existing businesses expand and grow and advocating for pro-business public policy.

Greater Detroit Foreign Trade Zone

W. Steven Olinek, Executive Director • (313) 770-4202 • www.detroitftz.com A user funded Michigan nonprofit corporation that provides deferral, reduction or elimination of U.S. Custom Service duties to companies involved in international trade. A foreign trade zone is considered outside U.S. custom territory even though the zone is geographically located within the United States. All duties and excise taxes are deferred while merchandise is located in the zone.

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

Kevin Johnson, President and CEO Charlotte Fisher, Director. of Marketing & Communications (313) 237-4603 • www.degc.org The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) serves as the lead implementing agency for business retention, attraction and economic development initiatives in the city of Detroit. The DEGC is a private non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating new investment and jobs in the city of Detroit by providing technical, financial and development assistance to the city and the business community, from the start-up entrepreneur to the multinational corporation. By combining public sector policy and direction with private sector leadership, the DEGC is able to actively strengthen Detroit’s economic base.

Detroit Convention and Business Bureau 211 W. Fort Street, Ste. 1000, Detroit 48226 (313) 202-1800, www.visitdetroit.com

Workforce Intelligence Network

Michele Economou-Ureste, Executive Director 440 E. Congress, 4th Floor, Detroit 48226 (313) 744-2946 ● www.winintelligence.org Collaboration between 10 community colleges, 6 Michigan Works! agencies and economic development partners.

New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan

Pamela Lewis, Director 333 W. Fort St., Ste. 2010, Detroit 48225 (313) 961-6675 • www.neweconomyinitiative.org Philanthropic group of local and national foundations committing to accelerate the transition of metro Detroit to an “innovation” based economy.

Rock Ventures LLC

1074 Woodward Ave., Detroit 48226 (313) 373-7700 • www.rockventures.com Rock Ventures serves and connects Quicken Loans founder, Dan Gilbert’s portfolio of more than 100 companies. City initiatives, properties and contact information is on the website.

Detroit Orientation Institute at Wayne State University (Office of Economic Development)

Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program 440 Burroughs, Ste. 205, Detroit 48202 (313) 309-41 49 • (313) 577-8800 Fax • www.doi.wayne.edu Offers multi-day program that provides a “crash course” in the Metro Detroit area’s history ,issues and challenges and provides a historical perspective and candid look at the region. The DOI can also create custom programs for corporations and organizations to meet their specific needs and time frame.

Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG)

1001 Woodward Ave., Ste. 1400, Detroit 48226 (313) 961-4266 • Info Center (313) 324-3330 • www.semcog.org SEMCOG is a regional planning partnership of governmental units serving almost 5 million people in the seven county region of Southeast Michigan.

“Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for Southeast Michigan” is online. A joint effort with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), it provides the framework for bike and pedestrian travel, maps of existing and planned corridors and facilities are available in 10 regions including Detroit, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Livingston Counties!

www.semcog.org

Small Business Association - Michigan District 477 Michigan Ave., Ste. 515, Detroit 48226 (313) 226-6075, www.sba.gov

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