Small Business Engagement and Support

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone offers a variety of resources for local businesses, including events like BIZ Connects and Business Roundtables. These events connect small businesses with each other and to the team's Small Business Engagement Manager, Kitty Whitfield.

The BIZ also offers a monthly newsletter that highlights the latest news and resources to benefit the Detroit business community.

Small Business Engagement Manager

The small business engagement manager connects small businesses in Downtown Detroit with city departments and assists with customer service experiences. This helps to improve processes, facilitate communications, resolve problems, and provide essential information in a timely manner.

For assistance, please contact Small Business Engagement Manager Kitty Whitfield.

Small Business Resources

BIZ Resources


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