Launched in 2008 based on research indicating the single best predictor of a region’s economic health and prosperity is the proportion of adults with a four-year degree, the 15×15 Initiative was a collaborative vision to attract 15,000 young, talented households to Greater Downtown Detroit by 2015.
To learn more about the objectives, outcomes and lessons learned from the 15×15 Initiative, click the 15×15 Data & Reflection Report link below. Additionally, the following articles published by Model D Media capture how the strategy evolved and examines what opportunities and challenges remain:
- 15×15 Data & Reflection Report (April 2016) Coming Soon
- How a unified vision helped transform Detroit’s greater downtown
- How investments in talent and capacity are helping nonprofits transform Detroit
- Building a better Detroit through inclusive neighborhood development