Our plan is to build a network of sustainable community-based or employee owned businesses based on the abundant underutilized resources of Detroit and Southeast Michigan.  We will be focusing on businesses that require local workers, and are thus less vulnerable to the export of jobs.  In order to help anchor these businesses in the local community, we intend to spin-off or share ownership of the businesses we create with the employees and local stakeholders.

 
Textile Products

Textile Products

IUS is currently collaborating with a range of players on efforts to bring textile manufacturing operations to the city of Detroit.
Cargo Bikes for Detroit

Cargo Bikes for Detroit

Bike designer Juan Martinez is developing an electric cargo bike targeted at small businesses in Detroit, and IUS is working to help him find the magic price point.
Möbel Link
IUS is collaborating with Detroit designer Alan Kaniarz to market his Möbel Link handmade furniture, and explore the potential for creating a worker-owned firm to expand production. Click for more details.
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