Ends on October 2, 2017

This is the application for the Business Owner Track for Motor City Match. The application deadline is October 2, 2017.

  • This application is for the Design award track. 
  • The Design award track is for businesses that already have a space secured but need help planning for renovations. Applicants must have a space secured by signed lease, signed letter of intent or deed proving ownership. 
  • Awardees will select an architect who will deliver construction drawings for the project while Motor City Match staff will assist with architect selection, connection to technical assistance for budgeting and questions regarding plan review and permitting. Construction documents signed and sealed by a licensed architect are required to apply for a building permit with the City of Detroit. 
  • Up to seven (7) business/building projects will be awarded in the Design category. 

Please fill out the application below. Businesses are limited to one application in one category per quarter. If a business owner submits multiple applications for the same business, that business will be removed from award consideration. 

Application Scoring: 
Businesses will be scored based on five criteria. Each criterion is worth 20 points. Applicants can earn up to 100 points. 

1.     Vision and plan for the business based on the soundness, completeness and creativity of the concept.

2.     Experience and capacity of the business owners and key members of the business team.

3.     Market opportunity to meet economic demand and advance business district revitalization.

4.     Community support for new business including benefit to low to moderate income communities.

5.     Leverage of business owner investment and other community investment initiatives in the area.

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