Detroit Impact

Detroit Impact enlists student teams in strategic consulting engagements to address specific challenges and opportunities facing Detroit businesses and organizations. Over four months, interdisciplinary teams hold brainstorming sessions, conduct in-depth research, and apply design thinking principles to provide clients with innovative ideas and solutions that they can implement in the Detroit community.

Detroit Creative Corridor Center

Detroit Creative Corridor Center supports the growth of Detroit’s creative economy through delivering business acceleration and attraction services and developing signature programming tailored specifically to creative professionals’ needs.

The team completed a comprehensive study of the creative economy in Southeast Michigan, including its strengths and its weaknesses. An examination of creative economies outside Detroit was used to gather best practices and identify macro conditions that lead to successful creative clusters.