Detroit Economic Growth Corporation
Detroit Economic Growth Corporation is a non-profit organization that works closely with the City of Detroit and other partners to support existing businesses and to bring new companies and investments to the city. The professionals who work for DEGC act as staff for a number of public authorities and whose board members are appointed by the Mayor and approved by Detroit City Council. Each of those entities have distinct responsibilities and powers, but they are very closely related. By using a common staff – DEGC – the work of these public authorities is well coordinated and avoids duplication. DEGC also works directly for the City of Detroit under contract and manages economic development efforts funded by private and foundation contributions, grants and contracts.