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District Business Liaisons

District Business Liaisons

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What is a District Business Liaison (DBL)?


District Business Liaisons, aka DBLs, help business owners navigate city processes, connect owners to resources, and inform policy and process improvements that benefit all Detroit small businesses.

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District Business Liaisons help business owners navigate City processes, connect owners to resources, and inform policy and process improvements that benefit all Detroit small businesses.

 

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Upcoming DBL Events

  • BuyDetroit Passport 2 Procurement Conference 2
    BuyDetroit Passport 2 Procurement Conference 2
    Thu, Jan 25
    Hollywood Casino at Greektown
    Jan 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Jan 25, 2024, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Writing a Business Plan - In Person
    Writing a Business Plan - In Person
    Mon, Jan 22
    DPL Duffield
    Jan 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Jan 22, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Writing a Business Plan - In Person
    Writing a Business Plan - In Person
    Thu, Jan 18
    DPL Elmwood Park
    Jan 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Jan 18, 2024, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Connect with City Processes

City Compliance Guide

The City of Detroit Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department (BSEED) oversees business license, certificate of compliance, and permit processes for Detroit business owners. Here's what you need to know to stay in compliance.

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Open for Business Guide

There are 5 phases to opening your business in the City of Detroit. Whether you're signing a lease, purchasing a building, or working on construction, this guide will help you understand the processes involved.

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Starting a new building project?

The Detroit Development Resource Center's easy-to-navigate and straightforward online systems will allow you to submit plans and apply for building permits faster than ever before: schedule a preliminary plan review and learn where your project is permitted.

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Outdoor Dining Permits

Is your business interested in operating an outdoor dining area in Detroit this winter? Applications for the City of Detroit Open Detroit winter outdoor dining program are now available.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Weekly DonCAST

Tune in each Monday at 5pm at City of Detroit Government on Facebook.

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