Small Business

PROGRAMS

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Small Business

Through our ProsperUS Detroit program, we help aspiring small business owners obtain entrepreneurial training and possible financing to operate their businesses in Detroit neighborhoods. We also offer affordable and quality commercial space in high-traffic commercial corridors in southwest Detroit.

Programs

ProsperUS Detroit
ProsperUS Detroit is an entrepreneurial training and small business lending program for Detroit residents, particularly those who are African-American, Arab-American or Latino. By helping emerging entrepreneurs develop successful businesses, ProsperUS will help strengthen neighborhood economies, create jobs, serve residents with new goods and services, and cultivate community-based leadership.
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Commercial Space for Lease
Southwest Housing Solutions developed and/or manages about 225,000 sq. ft. of quality and affordable commercial space for lease. We are deeply committed to encouraging and facilitating entrepreneurial activity as an essential part of our mission to create a vibrant and thriving community. Our space is also attractive to small businesses, nonprofits, agencies and organizations providing services in the community.
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RESULTS

More than 300 aspiring entrepreneurs have completed the training program since it began

And ProsperUS is on pace to train some 200 additional residents per year

We understand the vital importance of entrepreneurial activity in the community and are committed to sustaining and stimulating it
Our commercial properties are strategically located to promote development and capitalize on pedestrian and vehicle traffic patterns
Through 2014, ProsperUS has provided 6 small business loans and approved 41 entrepreneurs for technical assistance with a service provider
Through 2014, of the surveyed ProsperUS graduates, 47% are operating businesses and 13% are in the start-up phase

CONTACT:

To learn more about ProsperUS Detroit, visit its website, which contains detailed information about the program. The ProsperUS office is located in the offices of Southwest Economic Solutions at the Welcome Center at 2835 Bagley, Suite 800, Detroit, MI  48216. For more information about Commercial Space for Lease, contact Robbie at 313.297.1363 or email her.

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