Downriver Community Conference Expands Economic Development and Small Business Services with Help from Federal Grant


February 2, 2023


SOUTHGATE - Last August, the Downriver Community Conference (DCC) was awarded a $1.6 million grant

from the Economic Development Administration for the Downriver Riverfront Communities Economic

Recovery Implementation Project to help strengthen economic development in the region following the closure

of two DTE coal-fired power plants along the riverfront.

The focus area for the project is the five communities located between the two retired power plants: River

Rouge, Ecorse, Wyandotte, Riverview, and Trenton, along the Jefferson Street corridor. The project has three

main goals: create and...

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