Michigan Central Community Engagement


Michigan Central believes being a good neighbor means more than just participating in our community, it means elevating voices and ideas that come from the people who we call neighbors. Open dialogue, collaboration and a community-first approach: we believe this will help drive innovation and equitable outcomes for residents, businesses and innovators.

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Being a Good Neighbor

We developed this survey to help create a baseline understanding of the public’s perception of Michigan Central. We will measure the results every year to see how the public’s perception of Michigan Central changes over time, which in turn will help us to develop better programs, technologies and places. This survey will take about five minutes to complete

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Advancing Community Businesses

The Advancing Community Businesses program was created to support growth and acceleration of small businesses through educational training, business development mentorship and access to capital. It is currently working with its first cohort of selected businesses. Michigan Central, in partnership with BUILD Institute and ProsperUS, selected local businesses to receive customized training in digital skills, web development and capital education, to qualify for small business grants and loans.

The first cohort of grantees include:

T&T Sip-n-Read
Subject Studio
Plum Health DPC
Et al. Collaborative of Detroit
Rosemarine Textiles
Thumbprint Fulfillment LLC
Old Western Market
Three Lyons Creative
1 Girl Revolution

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ACB Participants


If you are local and interested in receiving a physical copy of the Michigan Central Neighborhood Newsletter, provide your details.


Information Center

Located at the Bagley Mobility Hub, 1501 Wabash St., Detroit, MI 48216, this is the place where community members can hear updates on the Michigan Central development, learn about community programs and share feedback.

Information Center

Community News & Events

As an active neighbor in the community we want to be part of bringing together residents in an authentically Detroit way.  We do this through Michigan Central sponsored and hosted events that support the local economy, provide activities for visitors and foster a sense of community.

Black Tech Saturdays

Black Tech Saturdays is Building Community at Michigan Central


Meeting three times a month, Black Tech Saturdays has welcomed nearly 3,000 attendees since its inception.

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Michigan Central Hosts First Youth Drone Demo Day


More than 200 Detroit youth received a chance to fly drones and learn about aerial technology at Michigan Central’s first Youth Drone Demo Day.

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Alondra Carter-Alvizo Joins Michigan Central


Michigan Central is pleased to introduce Alondra Carter-Alvizo as our associate director of community engagement.

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Community Benefits Ordinance

Under the City of Detroit’s Community Benefits Ordinance, Ford is investing $10 million to support residents of the Michigan Central impact area with key programs that meet the needs of Corktown and Southwest Detroit such as economic growth, housing affordability, workforce development, neighborhood safety and preserving the neighborhood’s culture and quality of life.

These benefits are both in response to the community’s requests and build on Ford’s values which include putting people first, equity, inclusiveness, and innovation. These investments also complement our already $14+ million annual support from Ford’s philanthropic arm, the Ford Fund, to Detroit.

Visit the City of Detroit’s CBO webpage for more information.

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