Ross School of Business to boost Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project
The University of Michigan’s Detroit Neighborhood Entrepreneurs Project, which has helped nearly 700 small businesses since its introduction in 2016, has moved to the Ross School of Business from its long-time home at the Ford School of Public Policy.
The move better connects Detroit’s budding businesses to all the entrepreneurial offerings available at one of the country’s premier business schools, said Christie Ayotte Baer, managing director of DNEP.
“DNEP was successfully incubated at the Ford School as a race/wealth gap intervention as about 90% of the businesses we work with are minority-owned. Ford gave us an economic and community development lens for our work,” she said.