Let’s build something together
Detroit is home to more than manufacturing; our streets are lined with award-winning restaurants, small businesses and a booming arts and culture district. The health crisis hit Detroit early and hard, particularly within the City itself, a low-to-moderate income area with a large minority population. Bank of America took action by moving quickly to address critical needs, starting with food insecurity. We funded an innovative program that utilized empty airline kitchens to produce meals for those in need—and also helped save jobs in the airline industry. We helped develop mobile COVID-19 testing units to overcome public transit challenges and reach our most vulnerable citizens. On the jobs front, we funded the startup of an organization that is the new front door for Detroit's burgeoning small business sector, and continued to fund Detroit’s entrepreneurship hub, empowering startups and local businesses to accelerate inclusive economic development. Lastly, we support a wonderful citywide summer jobs program that provides meaningful employment opportunities for Detroit youth. Workforce development will continue to be our focus in the upcoming months and years.