DDP CEO Note – October 5th

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There’s been lots of great news since my last update.

First, I want to extend a congratulations to the Huntington Bank team on the opening of its new commercial bank headquarters in Downtown Detroit. This investment helps to strengthen our recovery in the Downtown. In helping to lead this effort, I would like to give a special salute to our DDP Executive Committee Member Sandy Pierce and DDP Board Member Elie Torgow.

Last week, the DDP hosted its annual Fall Stakeholder Meeting at MotorCity Casino Hotel. I invite you to watch the recap video. During the Meeting, the audience heard from Andrew Cantor, president of Related Companies Michigan, and Keith Bradford, president of Olympia Development, both of whom announced that the DDP will serve as the Detroit Center for Innovation’s fiduciary under the Detroit Partnership for Innovation.

They also heard from Laura Grannemann, executive director of the Gilbert Family Foundation and DDP executive committee member, about the incredible progress the foundation is making to support Detroit residents with housing and financial security.

Attendees received the DDP’s 2022 Downtown Detroit Community and Development Update at the Meeting, and we released our Downtown Detroit Development Dashboard, illustrating the latest data about Downtown’s population, visitors, demographics and more.

I look forward to sharing more about Downtown Detroit’s developments during my keynote presentation at the Detroit Regional Chamber Detroit Policy Conference on Oct. 25 from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. More on this event is below.

Speaking of events, stay tuned for more exciting events happening this month in the Parks and throughout the Downtown.

See you around Downtown,


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