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Wayne County, New Economy Initiative Announce $54 Million in Funding to Launch New Small Business Hub

The New Economy Initiative (NEI) and Wayne County Executive’s Office announced $54 million in funding to create the new Wayne County Small Business Hub, which will provide technical assistance and...

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Wafa Dinaro Named New Economy Initiative (NEI) Leader

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is pleased to announce that Wafa Dinaro has been named executive director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI) effective February 7, 2022. Dinaro succeeds...

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Mariam Noland and Pamela Lewis receive prestigious honors at 2021 Philanthropy Awards

Our own Mariam Noland and Pamela Lewis were honored at the 2021 Philanthropy Awards. We are excited to share that our president, Mariam Noland, has received the 2021 Dr. Russell...

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New Chase Branch Opens, Bank Invests $30B in Equity Programming, $1M in Minority Initiative

This story was originally published in The Michigan Chronicle. Chase Bank has already established itself in its over 85-year history in the city of Detroit as a community-centered financial institution....

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Nurturing small businesses through good times – and bad times

This story was originally published in our 2021 Annual Report. For southeast Michigan entrepreneurs like Danielle North, resilience and flexibility are necessary traits – even during the best of times....

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New Economy Initiative announces $19.5 million fund to strengthen Inclusive Small Business Support Network

This press release was originally published on NewEconomyInitiative.org. Builds on catalytic philanthropic investment in NEI, new funding will further strengthen existing business support network and to provide more resources for...

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Kresge grants support 20 Detroit efforts in fight for racial justice The Kresge Foundation

This content was originally published by The Kresge Foundation. The Kresge Foundation announced more than $8 million dollars in new grant commitments over the next three years to support racial...

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New Economy Initiative’s Pam Lewis Named Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is pleased to announce that Pamela D. Lewis, Director of the New Economy Initiative (NEI), has been named a Nonresident Senior Fellow of the...

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Storytelling Campaign Captures the Entrepreneurial Energy of Detroit

Since 2007, when the Community Foundation launched the New Economy Initiative (NEI) with support from other foundations, it has had a tremendous impact on the region’s culture of entrepreneurship. In...

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2018 NEIdeas Winners Announced

New Economy Initiative Awards $260K to Small Businesses Across Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park – NEIdeas Program has Awarded $2.16M to 144 Businesses since 2014 In its fifth year, the...

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