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Do Business in Dearborn

Make Your Mark

Dearborn is a magnet for people who want to do something different and make their ideas happen. From automobiles and fashion to health care, education and culture, Dearborn is a place where new ideas go from the drawing board to the real world and catch on from there. Today, enterprising individuals find what they need to succeed in Dearborn at a pace that has never let up. They’re creating everything from beer to bread, glassware to fishing lures, sculpture to dance and beyond.

With its two-plus centuries of history, tradition of industry, contributions from many cultures and fine outdoor settings beginning with the scenic, restored Rouge River, Dearborn’s character is anything but cookie-cutter. Here, proud contributions from the city’s Arab American communities share the spotlight with iconic, homegrown institutions such as Carhartt and Ford. In Dearborn, you’ll find products and experiences you simply won’t come across anywhere else in the region. Take food for starters: From American staples done to perfection to the finest, most varied Middle Eastern cuisine in America — and lots of surprises in between — Dearborn’s list of craveable experiences is long.

Downtown Dearborn connects, partners and leverages its key cultural, historic and artistic centers like The Henry Ford, Arab American National Museum, UofM Dearborn, Henry Ford College, Beaumont, Artspace and Ford Motor Company to attract top talent, cultivate innovative businesses and entrepreneurs, and build equity. These community partners, alongside the DDDAs and City of Dearborn, stimulate and support initiatives to create a consistent and cohesive sense of place in Downtown Dearborn from end to end and everywhere in between.

Starting a business has never been easier with Downtown Dearborn’s startup checklist; and whether you’re an entrepreneur or a longtime owner, the DDDA has online tools as well as a free Business Assistance Team of professionals to help your business accelerate. Still looking for a place to locate your business? We have the inside scoop on what’s available and why Downtown Dearborn is the right investment.

Looking to renovate your business or property, then put your application in for the Open Door Dearborn Grant which offers three levels of financial assistance no matter what phase your business is in. Once you’re in, we’ve got you covered. Check out our business welcome package and marketing opportunities for all the details you need to know to make your mark in Downtown Dearborn.