Civil Rights, Inclusion & Opportunity Department

We enforce the law to make sure opportunity is always fair.

The mission of CRIO is to provide excellent service to all who live, work, play or do business in Detroit, advocating for inclusion and increased opportunities resulting in a positive impact in our City.

There are four teams within the CRIO Department, each performing tasks essential for ensuring Detroit remains an equitable and inclusive City:

  • The Incentives Team - learn more about projects subject to a Community Benefits Ordinance, Detroiter employment on publicly funded construction projects, and compliance of projects receiving tax abatements
  • The Construction Outreach Team - if you’re a Detroiter seeking construction employment opportunities, an employer seeking Detroiters in the skilled trades, or a union seeking Skilled Trades Employment Program information
  • The Detroit Business Opportunity Program - learn more about the types of business certifications offered by the City of Detroit and their benefits
  • The Civil Rights Team - learn about your rights, resources, trainings, and language services

Please Be Advised - Business Certification Applications will be closed from December 6th, 2019 through January 6th, 2020 for maintenance