EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Beyond Midtown: Deploying the Anchor Strategy Throughout the City of Detroit (2012)
Student-Led, Faculty-Guided Project - 2012
Authors: Dan Klinkert, Pamela Alexander, Paul Strom, Michelle Foster, Darryl Earl, Justin Padgett, & Nathan Ross, Michigan State University
This project applied the anchor strategy to areas in Detroit outside of Midtown. The anchor strategy is the idea that large, non-profit institutions play a major role in catalyzing business development and creating "a powerful synergy with the local business community." The project looked at four specific anchors: University of Detroit-Mercy, Marygrove College, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. The report itself contains an overview of the anchor strategy model, a look at other markets, a demographic overview of identified communities, the anchor strategy as it pertains to each of the aforementioned anchors, and recommendations to applying the anchor strategy model in Detroit.
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