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Detroit Economic Growth Corporation hires Sean Gray as leader of small business department


The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation recently announced the hiring of Sean Gray as vice president of Small Business Services. Gray, who brings more than 18 years of experience to the role, will work in partnership with DEGC leadership to elevate the organization’s impact on Detroit’s small business community.

“Sean is known as a fierce and passionate advocate for Detroit’s small business community and will help us find new approaches to supporting entrepreneurs within the city,” said Kevin Johnson, president, and CEO of the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. “We’re excited to welcome Sean to the DEGC, and our team will benefit from his expertise and breadth of relationships.”

Gray’s role will entail setting leadership and strategy that drive solid results for programs within the department, including Motor City Match, Motor City Re-Store, and BuyDetroit. Additionally, Gray will partner with corporate partners, city officials, state legislators, and federal policymakers to eliminate barriers to funding, knowledge, and equity for small business owners.

Welcome to the team Sean! Learn more about his role here.

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