EDA University Center for
Regional Economic Innovation
Marrying Community Benefits and Development Practice (2019)
Co-Learning Plan - 2019
Author: Sam Butler, Doing Development Differently in Detroit (D4) and Francis Grunow, Consultant
After exhaustive study and evaluation, D4 has concluded that in order for community benefits to be effective in Michigan, they need to be embedded early in the development process. But how to effect these policies without driving away private investment remains a key question. Building from previous preliminary research, D4's project will describe recommendations for how to insert community benefit provisions into standard development processes, including RFPs, TIFs, and incentive overlay districts.