The New Economy Initiative, a special project of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, is the largest philanthropy-led economic development initiative working to build a regional network of support for entrepreneurs and small businesses.


  • In an op-ed for, NEI director Pam Lewis writes about the role entrepreneurship has played in Detroit's economic recovery: "Ten years ago, if someone in Detroit said he or she was an entrepreneur, a listener's first thought might have been, "This person is out of a job" -- and with good reason: From 2000 to 2010, Michigan lost over 850,000 jobs -- more than all other states combined. Even before Detroit entered... More...



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