Imagine our excitement when we got the call! SpaceLab Detroit was one of 13 business awarded a cash grant through Round 7 of the Motor City Match program, a unique partnership between the City of Detroit, the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC), the Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit (EDC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
We’re proud to be part of the “new culture of entrepreneurism,” described by Mayor Mike Duggan, “where Detroiters are realizing their dream of opening their own businesses to provide residents access to more goods and services…” Read more in the Motor City Match press release.
WXYZ the Ch. 7 Video
Ten of the 13 businesses awarded a total of $500,000 in Motor City Match grants are women-owned – including SpaceLab Detroit – as reported in Crain’s Detroit Business. Last July, we were a Round 4 Space Award winner through the program. The Space Award connects “new or existing businesses with top available Detroit real estate and financial planning assistance.”
Clockwise from top left: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan talks about the impact of Motor City Match; Mike Rafferty, DEGC vice president of small business development, presents the awardees; Karen and Bobby Burton show off the award; Karen with Felicia Maxwell, owner of Fit4Life; Bobby with Ederique Gouda, owner of Gabriel Hall; the recognition ceremony took place at Lil Brilliant Mindz, a Round 4 award winner.