CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2016 NEIdeas $10k CHALLENGE & $100k CHALLENGE Winners!

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Since 2014, NEIdeas has granted a total of $1.5 million in cash awards to 96 existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park, as well as provided all applicants with access to business support. More than 1,700 small businesses have applied to NEIdeas since 2014, representing every ZIP code in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park. Applicants spanned more than 16 business sectors, ranging from construction to farming, retail to restaurants, and more. In 2016, 75 percent of NEIdeas winners were minority-owned businesses and 60 percent were woman-owned businesses. Winning businesses ranged in age from three to 94 years old.