The sixth round of Motor City Match awards were announced today. Among the businesses who were awarded funds for brick & mortar locations include a few who are setting up shop in locations we’ve recently visited.
Karissma Pringle, a designer and creator of precious and semi-precious metal jewelry, will be opening her studio in one of the Quonset huts that are being built in True North off of Grand River. Pringle was awarded $35,000 for equipment and start-up costs.
Another multi-use space is coming to Mack Avenue, across from MASH Detroit.
The forever-in-progress building at 2000 Michigan Avenue in Corktown is getting a new tenant.
Additional grant award winners include Mutual Adoration, a custom furniture and houseware maker coming to Kercheval near Alter; Truth Bookstore, a retailer and gift shop that aims to be a learning resource for the community on Meyers near Puritan; and Tiki’s Treasures, a consignment store in a mixed-use building across from the Motown Museum.
Fifteen businesses total received cash grants totaling $600,000 for their brick & mortar businesses today, and awardees were treated to visit from a very special guest - Vice President Joe Biden.
Small business owners give @JoeBiden a thunderous round of applause at @MotorCityMatch program. #detroit pic.twitter.com/5oFYRfxPyx— Kim Kozlowski (@kimberkoz) January 10, 2017
Among the winning Motor City Match businesses so far:
- 76% are minority owned
- 54% are minority-women owned
- 68% are women owned
- 62% of are owned by native Detroiters
Businesses are awarded grants and resources quarterly through Motor City Match. More information can be found here.