TRANSFORMATIONS THROUGH CONVERSATIONS.
Detroit is committed to … Detroit. We are our own stewards: stewards of our local economy, our natural environment, and our authentic culture. Tourism here is a win for everyone because visitors here support the same things we do: our local businesses and resilient people while participating in community-driven tourism that weaves you into the city’s social and cultural fabric.
Visitors connect with the people who make our city dynamic while being immersed in a one-of-a-kind, proud culture of music, art, food and history. In turn, our local citizens, enterprises and businesses — from boutique to international — prosper thanks to your support.
Detroit is a city and a community like no other. We can’t wait to show it all off.
Top Left to Bottom Right: Rochelle Riley (Arts and Culture Director, City of Detroit); Nicole Lindsey & Timothy Paule Jackson (Detroit Hives); Tony Whlgn (Whlgn House); Mark Wallace (President & CEO at Detroit Riverfront Conservancy); Michael Reyes (We are Culture Creators) and Ejay Juarez (Somos Culture Creators); Tee Capel (DOSE of Detroit); Charlie G. Social Media Coach & Guru); Adrian Tonon (24-Hour Economy Ambassador); Evita Robinson (Nomadness Travel Tribe and Audacity Fest).
Detroit is a melting pot of cultures, and we respect and draw inspiration from each of them. We’re the country’s largest Black-majority city, have the country’s largest Arab American community and thriving Latinx community. Our music, art and architecture — past present and future — prove innovation lives, works and thrives in Detroit.
DIRECTOR ARTS AND CULTURE
CITY OF DETROIT
Detroit’s arts and culture are as important as its engines and electric vehicles
Tourism should be a force for positive upkeep of our environment, today and tomorrow. From the ongoing revitalization of our green spaces and Detroit’s waterfront to our cutting-edge, LEED-certified Huntington Place Convention Center, Detroit is leading the charge in environmental revitalization and working to leave our environment better than we found it.
TIMOTHY PAULE JACKSON & NICOLE LINDSEY
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS & OWNERS
These local Detroiters are making a difference by changing the environment and the narrative about Detroit’s neighborhoods.
PRESIDENT & CEO
DETROIT RIVERFRONT CONSERVANCY
It’s an amazing environmental transformation. The Detroit riverfront has gone from an industrial wasteland to an open-air public space where people can gather and enjoy its natural beauty.
Detroit encourages, supports and gives back to their own communities from downtown to our neighborhoods, including BIPOC spaces. Visitors here help do the same thing: growing our local businesses and getting to meet and support Detroit’s greatest asset: the people who live and work here.
Every visitor makes a difference to our local businesses. Not only will your visit positively contribute to our economy, but you also get to understand Detroit’s spirit better by meeting the people that make our city so great.
24-HOUR ECONOMY AMBASSADOR
CITY OF DETROIT
The people who get off work at 3 or 6 a.m. need an open grocery store and a dry cleaner. That’s why business owners and communities are working together so Detroit is viable for everyone 24/7.