Economic Development
Detroit Recovery Project

Ficano provides tenant-based assistance!

It comes down to restoring dignity, said Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.  “Back when I was Wayne County Sheriff, I realized that just locking people up isn’t the answer. There is hope and there is dignity for someone, and if you instill that, they can turn their life around.”

The recipients expressed that same “hope” expressed by County Executive Ficano.  Michael Berry said “with a criminal history and substance abuse background, going in and out of jail, I ...

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Website Ratings

 Wayne County website rating soars to “A-” from “D-”in latest Sunshine Review

New Transparency webpage makes it easier to access public information and documents

Wayne County’s newly launched Transparency in Government webpage, which went live recently, saw its Sunshine Review grade upgraded to “A-” from the “D- minus“ grade it received last April.

The upgrade moves Wayne County moves ahead of neighboring Oakland and Macomb Counties. Wayne County’s “A-“...

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Ministry of Education Job Recruitment

Ficano to assist Taiwanese Ministry of Education in recruiting for jobs

Program aims to provide better English learning environment for Taiwanese students

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano will assist the Taiwanese Ministry of Education in recruiting 25 to 30 Americans to teach English in Taiwanese public schools. While experienced teachers are preferred, the program only requires that applicants are college graduates.

“Many people are interested in international work experience and this just might be the opportunity the...

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Africa Business Forum

Wayne County Executive Ficano and Commission host African World Expo’s US –Africa Business Forum

25th annual conference “Collaborating to create jobs and opportunities”

Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano and the Commission will host the 25th annual African World Expo US – Africa business forum on June 12 and 13 at Wayne County headquarters, the Guardian Building. The two day forum will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 12 noon, respectively.

The forum will help businesse...

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Hockey Arena

FICANO PARTNERS WITH DOWNTOWN DEVLOPMENT AUTHORITY AND ILLITCH OLYMPIA DEVELOPMENT FOR $650 MILLION SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT, RETAIL, RESIDENTIAL AND OFFICE CAMPU

Wayne County Signs Memorandum For New Sports and Entertainment District Creating 13,800 New Jobs Expanding District

“Wayne County is poised to get hundreds of millions of investment dollars, an 18,000 seat arena, 13,800 jobs, new property tax values, and new retail, residential and office attractions with our agreement announced today to create a $450 million sports and...

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