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Motor City Match recipients featured in New York Times article as Detroit economy savers

Updated: Mar 3


Have you seen the latest New York Times article about Detroit’s restaurant scene? A few of our Motor City Match awardees were prominently featured in the article that states “In Detroit, a Bet That Healthy Restaurants Can Help the City.” Businesses featured in the article are Good Cakes and Bakes, Baobab Fare, Sister Pie, Kuzzo’s Chicken and Waffles and Yum Village.

The article also features DEGC’s Director of Small-Business Attraction and Retention Lashawna Manigault.


We understand that African Americans typically live in marginalized communities, and that because of this, disparities continue,” said Ms. Manigault, 48, who is now the director of small-business attraction and retention at the Growth Corporation. “Our intention is to rebuild those neighborhoods by rebuilding our commercial corridors.

Read the full story in the The New York Times.

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