Economic Growth

Ford Resource and Engagement Centers: A Neighborhood Strategy for Social and Economic Mobility

In 2013, the Ford Motor Company Fund invested $10 million in Southwest Detroit, transforming the once-vacant Mexicantown Mercado into a thriving community resource center. This community-directed project established the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) as the go-to community destination for individuals and families to learn new skills, obtain services, and develop new talents.