DC3 / ADVOCACY

Partnerships, data and research to support growth of Southeast Michigan’s creative industries on local, State and National levels.

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BUSINESS ATTRACTION / A BUSINESS CASE FOR DETROIT

We generate targeted media, commission data and maintain relationships that help creative enterprises make a business case for locating and expanding in Detroit’s Creative Corridor.

EXPANSION AND RELOCATION

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Square Feet

Joint efforts between DC3, City of Detroit, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and community partners activated 250,000 square feet of of previously empty commercial space in 2014.

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DATA AND ANALYTICS

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CREATIVE ECONOMY JOBS

9 firms representing 1,500 creative economy jobs opened studios in Detroit’s Creative Corridor in 2014, including Lowe Campbell Ewald, MCCI, Klokwerks, coG-Studio, Detroit Lives! and others. DC3 provided data, DC3-led site visits and DC3 generated marketing materials supported the City of Detroit’s efforts in recruiting these creative enterprises.

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LEAD DEVELOPMENT

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Jobs

DC3 continues to work with leadership from 19 firms who have the collective potential to create 1,000 creative economy jobs in 2015 and beyond.

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DATA AND ANALYTICS DEEP DIVE

DC3 partnered with Creative Many Michigan to publish Michigan’s first aggregate economic impact of Michigan’s for-profit creative industries. Check out the results: Creative State Michigan 2014 Report.

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DC3 MANAGED NETWORKS TO CONNECT AND GROW DETROIT’S CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

Council for Creative Industries

A Detroit Creative Corridor Center staffed network of leadership from metropolitan Detroit’s design professional organizations that advises policy leaders on industry needs, trends and opportunities.

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Detroit Technology Exchange

A partnership between TechTown, Bizdom, Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), Invest Detroit, Henry Ford Innovation Institute and TechStars Mobility that provides comprehensive support and technical assistance to Detroit’s high tech start-up community.  Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) led programming under the Detroit Technology Exchange serves to connect early stage design services firms in Detroit to early stage technology companies.

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Design Michigan

A joint effort between Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), Design West Michigan and Prima Civitas Foundation to establish and sustain Michigan as a leading design state in the United States.  Primary activities include engaging a nationally-recognized economic group to draft an economic impact study that quantifies the value of Michigan’s design and design related industries.

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Urban Manufacturing Alliance

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) is a founding member of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance,  a national collaborative of non-profit, for-profit and governmental stakeholders working together to grow urban manufacturing, create living wage jobs and catalyze sustainable local economies.  Learn more: Urban Manufacturing Alliance.

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