What We Do

At the core of JEI, we help create pathways of opportunity for Detroit residents and businesses.

Our Mission

Growing Detroit’s east Jefferson corridor and its neighborhoods through facilitative leadership, collaborative partnership, innovative and impactful programming.

Our Vision

Detroit’s east Jefferson corridor and its neighborhoods is a regionally competitive and business-friendly district with equitable economic opportunities for residents and businesses.

Invest Jefferson

We work to foster new development within the east Jefferson corridor from downtown Detroit to Alter Road.  Focused on key development districts, 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.  identify and overcome barriers to small business development and increase employment opportunities for area residents.

Safe Jefferson

Safe Jefferson strives to promote safety and security within the east Jefferson corridor from downtown Detroit to Alter Road. Focused on major commercial/industrial concentrations along East Jefferson Avenue and the adjacent Marina District and Rivertown areas, Safe Jefferson also monitors crime hotspots within the residential neighborhoods of Jefferson-Chalmers, the Villages and Lafayette Park.

Program activities include the operation of the Jefferson East Police Patrol staffed by off-duty Detroit Police Officers, community safety matching grant programs, building/business security assessments, and crime stats monitoring.  Safe Jefferson also works to record, report and resolve quality of life issues such as illegal dumping, broken streetlights and unsecured structures.

Clean Jefferson

Clean Jefferson fosters a clean and welcoming environment for business owners, visitors and residents by providing enhanced public area maintenance along East Jefferson Avenue from Downtown Detroit to Alter Road.  Within Rivertown and the Villages districts, Clean Downtown provides bi-weekly litter management services and trash receptacle maintenance.  Within the east Jefferson corridor, the Clean Team provides bi-weekly litter management services.

Additional services include graffiti and illegal sign removal, weed removal and tree pit maintenance, and securing of vacant structures.  Clean Jefferson also works closely with City of Detroit on enhanced code enforcement activities.

Experience Jefferson

Experience Jefferson showcases the economic, cultural and historic assets of the east Jefferson corridor through innovative placemaking activities, marketing and events.  Experience Jefferson also works to market the services and programs that Jefferson East, Inc. provides to the business and residential community.