Our Impact on Detroit



$450+ Million

Total Financial Impact


+10 New Business

Expansions & Relocations


+12 New Ventures

in Detroit & Metro area


Real Estate Deals

+$250 million in Investments


Pro-Bono Consulting

900 donated hours to Detroit Orgs


15+ Investments

in Local Companies


Ford Motor Company purchases the Michigan Central Train Station - $90 million investment project
In 2017, Mary Kramer and the Detroit Homecoming team envisioned an opening dinner at the Michigan Central Train station. Just months after the spectacular dinner and Homecoming, the Ford Motor Company announced a purchase of and $90 million investment into transforming the historic building. Matthew Moroun, the former owner of the historic building, cites Detroit Homecoming IV as the catalyst for this transaction.
Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center - $65 million project
This $65 million development of Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center on West Grand Boulevard stems from a relationship formed at Detroit Homecoming II between Arn Tellem, vice chairman of Palace Sports and Entertainment and Wright Lassiter, CEO of Henry Ford Health System.
Peter Cummings forms The Platform - Over $250 million in economic activity
Expat Peter Cummings attended Homecoming in 2014 and later created a Detroit-based real estate company, The Platform. He’s engaged in Midtown and in Detroit neighborhoods, including the Baltimore Station neighborhood where Homecoming III’s Sept. 16, 2016, program was held, the Livernois/6 Mile neighborhood where Homecoming IV will visit, and the iconic Fisher Building and Albert Kahn buildings in New Center. The planned construction/redevelopment projects represent at least $250 million in economic activity in Detroit.
The Ballmer Group invests $16 million into 18 local Detroit and Southeast Michigan nonprofits
Former Microsoft CEO and Homecoming III expat participant Steve Ballmer, and his wife Connie, create an office for the Ballmer Group in 2017 before committing $16 million towards 18 local nonprofits. This is just the start.
Expat Adam Levinson donates $10.8 million to the Detroit Children's Fund
Based in Singapore, Graticule Asset Management CIO/Managing Partner/Founder, Adam Levinson announced a major $10.8 million gift to the Detroit Children's Fund at the inaugural Detroit Homecoming in 2014. The fund provides strategic investment in Detroit neighborhood programs for kids that have shown proven results. The goal is to help those kids succeed so that they, too, will become a part of the city’s turnaround.


It's not a Conference. It's a Homecoming

The expats who attend Detroit Homecoming utilize their passion, relationships, expertise, and resources in order to improve the quality of life for Detroit residents. Through using their good fortune to give back to a city which helped make them who they are, Detroit Homecoming expat attendees have become a resource for scores of Detroit projects and initiatives in need of additional support.


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