Mexicantown Community Development Corporation

  • MI


2835 Bagley Street
Suite 200
United States

About Us

The mission of Mexicantown Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is to foster economic development in the Hispanic community of Southwest Detroit, known as Mexicantown, as a means of eliminating blight, creating skilled positions for residents of the neighborhood, and providing opportunities of small business development by local entrepreneurs. MCDC is a not-for-profit, Michigan, 501(c)(3) corporation. MCDC's board of directors consists of residents, business owners and community and business development experts.

MCDC was formed in 1989. Its goals and programs include:

1) Promotion of the Mexicantown restaurant, shopping, and cultural district to audiences across southeastern Michigan;

2) Cultural programs and activities that educate and enrich the lives of residents of the neighborhood and the southeast Michigan region;

3) Physical improvements and maintenance in the Mexicantown district - including parks and streetscapes;

4) Entrepreneurial training and incubation to increase the economic self-sufficiency of neighborhood residents

5) Reuse of vacant land and development of the Mexicantown International Welcome Center and Mercado.