Economic development in the east Jefferson corridor JEI makes two new key hires Welcome Melanie Piana and Derric Scott Read More Detroit outdoors Fall fun in the corridor Autumn is the most beautiful time of the year in the east Jefferson corridor Read More Belle Isle Park Autumn on Belle Isle Enjoy Belle Isle's many autumnal offerings. Read More The Detroit Free Press talks to JEI's Josh Elling Vanity Ballroom Preservation Beloved music memories, preserved. Read More Get info on JEI WHO WE ARE A catalyst for economic development in the east Jefferson corridor Read More Fabulous living in Rivertown Great Lakes Tower Access to the Riverwalk, biking and more. Read More Summer fun for kids DNR Outdoor Adventure Center Outdoor education in historic Rivertown. Read More Make a note of it New community calendar Schedule of community and economic development events in the east Jefferson corridor. Read More Brand new industry in Rivertown Detroit Denim Co. Handmade selvedge jeans and leather goods. Read More Build your network! Volunteer Sign-up Help your community Read More JEI installs city's first protected bike lanes Jefferson Avenue Streetscape Developments on Detroit's lower east side. Read More JEI now accepting online donations. Support Jefferson East, Inc. Help keep the east Jefferson corridor clean, safe and fun! Read More Mayor Mike Duggan Launches New Loan Program 0% Home Repair Loans You believed in Detroit. Detroit believes in you. Read More JEI launches new online donation service Clean Jefferson Blog Executive director Joshua Elling discusses funding for clean initiatives. Read More Live Live in Indian Village Burns, Iroquois and Seminole between Jefferson and Mack This affluent community is located on Burns, Iroquois and Seminole Streets between Jefferson and Mack Avenues, Indian Village is more than a century old and boasts more than 350 beautiful homes. View More Activities Work Chrysler - Jefferson North Assembly 2101 Conner St., Detroit MI 48215 One of the last plants in Detroit, Jefferson North Assembly is a Chrysler automobile factory that employs more than 4,000 men and women who together build the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. View More Activities Play Bike Rentals in Detroit 1340 E. Atwater St., Detroit313-656-BIKE Whether you want to tool around for a couple of hours, purchase a new bike to get you to and from work, upgrade your trusty steed or experience a guided tour of Detroit history, Wheelhouse is there to help. View More Activities Eat 100% vegan soul food 8029 Agnes, Detroit313-649-2759 Detroit Vegan Soul was born out of a desire to make good, healthy food accessible to everyone, and to break the cycle of diet-related diseases in our families and community. One of Detroit's only vegan restaurants. View More Activities Shop High-end denim made in Detroit 2987 Franklin St,, Detroit, MI 48313-626-9216 With a small team of dedicated Detroiters, Detroit Denim Co. make training a key focus; scrutinizing techniques and learning the best possible process for making beautiful jeans. View More Activities The Villages Lafayette Rivertown Belle Isle Marina District Chalmers / Jefferson The Villages[x] Located three miles east of downtown along the scenic Detroit River, the Villages are collection of five unique neighborhoods – Islandview Village, West Village, Indian Village, East Village, the Gold Coast and the Berry Subdivision. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Lafayette[x] Ideal for families, sophisticates and architecture aficionados, Lafayette Park is a historic residential neighborhood just east of downtown Detroit. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Rivertown[x] Rivertown is becoming a new center for investment, entertainment, family recreation and the ultimate urban experience. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Belle Isle[x] Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Marina District[x] To the north, Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly plant runs three shifts to turn out world-class vehicles. To the south sits the greatest concentration of boat slips and marinas in southeast Michigan. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Jefferson-Chalmers[x] Home to some of the only canal and island-living in the city, Jefferson-Chalmers is a historic neighborhood with several opportunities for investment. Learn More Live Work Play Eat Shop Support Jefferson East, Inc. DONATE ONLINE HERE. SUPPORT JEFFERSON EAST, INC.’S IMPORTANT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES Jefferson East, Inc. is a 501(c)3 that works to foster new development within the east Jefferson corridor from downtown Detroit to Alter Road. Focused on key development nodes, including Historic Jefferson-Chalmers, the Marina District, The Villages, Rivertown and Lafayette Park, JEI seeks to attract new businesses and link existing business to economic development resources. Invest Jefferson also works to identify and overcome barriers to small business development and increase employment opportunities for area residents.