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About Design Core Detroit

We've rebranded! Formerly, Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3), we are excited to announce our new brand: Design Core Detroit.

Design Core Detroit champions design-driven businesses and their role in strengthening Detroit’s economy.

It offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses, increases market demand for design services, and tells Detroit’s design story locally and globally. Design Core is the steward of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation and is a partnership of the College for Creative Studies and Business Leaders for Michigan.

Newly Released Detroit City of Design Action Plan
Meet our City of Design Partners
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Detroit Design Network

Are you a design-based businesses looking for resources and opportunity to grow? Learn more and be the first to know when applications open to join our Detroit Design Network.

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Detroit Month of Design

To honor Detroit's designation as a UNESCO City of Design, the Detroit Design Festival will transition from a weeklong series of events to recognizing September as Detroit’s Month of Design! There are eight ways to get involved.
Applications close April 16, 2018.

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Commerce Design: Detroit

Commerce Design: Detroit is a competition aimed at raising awareness of, and access to, professional design services for neighborhood small businesses, and to celebrate the impact of commercial design projects on the communities in which these businesses reside. The competition will recognize projects, submitted jointly by the business owner and design team, that have been completed within the City of Detroit, including Highland Park and Hamtramck, in the last 5 years.
Applications close July 6, 2018.


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