Detroit residents and building owners are invited to enter into the latest Motor City Match grant contest sponsored by The City of Detroit. Motor City Match connects new and expanding businesses with services and space to grow, providing them with the funding and tools to fuel the city’s entrepreneurial revolution. Funding for the program comes from federal and other sources. Candidates in the Plan and Develop rounds must be Detroit residents. For the other rounds, the candidate’s building must be in Detroit.
The program favors those businesses that are poised for success and that will help with the city’s goals of rebuilding. Candidates must have a well-developed concept and reason for locating in Detroit. Many types of businesses have won awards, from restaurants, to beauty salons, to yoga studios, to clothing stores and to co-working spaces.
QT Business Solutions has been an official technical assistance provider partner with MCM for years. The company has helped clients secure more than $1 million in funding and in-kind services, such as legal and architectural design services.
For brand-new businesses, QT is able to start them off with a full business plan, a crucial document for getting funding and for planning purposes. Business owners who live in Detroit can get assistance finding a building space and securing a lease or letter of intent.
For those who already have a space, the MCM program can help with getting the space designed and built out in the Design and Cash phases. And businesses who’ve been located in their current space for at least one year and who intend to stay, but who need help with renovations, a new Restore track has opened up to help meet those specific needs.
There are more rules and requirements, so contact QT Business Solutions at 248-416-1755 as soon as possible to set up a free consultation. The application process is complex and QT has helped dozens of clients navigate it.
More information can be found on the website: http://motorcitymatch.com — but it’s best to call the QT experts for help applying.
When asked about the competition, QT Chief Operating Officer Tina Williams had this to say about why people should enter:
“QT Business Solutions has helped dozens of businesses win grants and assistance through the Motor City Match program. QT helps businesses go from great idea to Grand Opening by partnering with the City of Detroit.”
Winners will be chosen based on business viability and ability to serve Detroit and all winners will be announced on by March 31, 2023. Deadline for entry is January 15, 2023.
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