The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) Board of Directors represents workers from all the top 10 largest Downtown Detroit employers. The DDP is surveying its board members to help take the pulse and project what in-person work will look like in Downtown Detroit once the pandemic is mitigated, and employees return to their physical offices.
The goal is to project the demand for amenities, goods and services generated by the workforce for the benefit of all Downtown businesses (restaurant, retail, hospitality, etc.) The survey data and analysis can provide crucial information for businesses, including but not limited to appropriate staffing levels, hours of operation and inventory acquisition.
The survey is not intended to provide a highly precise estimate of future daily workers Downtown. However, the top 10 largest businesses employ about 60 to 70% of all the workers Downtown. By better understanding the Return to Work Downtown plans of these businesses, we should be able to provide valuable data.
Stay tuned, results for this survey are expected soon.