Mayor, DEGC set $1 billion goal for Detroit businesses
Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation’s announced this week that the D2D program has set a target of $1 billion in Detroit-to-Detroit spending. During the event, companies participated in more than 200 “speed-dating”-style interviews with 11 large purchasing institutions. This will steer more business toward Detroit’s small businesses and lead to stronger neighborhoods and more jobs. Read more about D2D at http://d2dbusiness.org.
Winter (Blast) is coming …
With Winter Blast this weekend, the Detroit Department of Public Works has announced the following street closures. For more information on Winter Blast, including hours and events, go to www.winterblast.com.
Detroit youth can sign up now to get a summer job
Young people ages 14-24 have the chance to land summer jobs and gain great career and life skills through Grow Detroit’s Young Talent. The GDYT program has the goal of employing 8,000 youth this year in various industries. The application process is open now through March 4. All interested youth can apply online at GDYT.org or in person during an enrollment fair.
What’s coming up?
State of the City Address
Mayor Mike Duggan will deliver his State of the City address on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Second Ebenezer Church. The speech will be broadcast live on local TV stations and www.DetroitMI.gov, and also will air on Channel 10.
District 6 Community Meeting
Join council member Raquel Castaneda-Lopez in kicking off the first community meeting of 2016 on Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Carter Metropolitan CMS Church, 1501 W. Grand Blvd. For more information, visit the Calendar and Events page.
District 1 Health Fair
Join the Detroit Health Department, Mayor's Office Department of Neighborhoods, Detroit Recreation Department, Detroit Medical Center, Councilman James Tate and other community partners as we have a conversation about the state of health in District 1. The health fair will be held Saturday, Feb. 27, from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. at Crowell Recreation Center, 16630 Lahser Road. For more information, visit the Calendar and Events page.