Design Core Detroit is an economic development organization within the College with the mission of developing Detroit into a global resource for creative talent. Design Core serves design-driven industries that specialize in design or utilize design as a central discipline of their business strategy. The steward of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation, Design Core is located on the first floor of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. Design Core Detroit champions design-driven businesses and their role in strengthening Detroit’s economy through its three main programs: Detroit Design Network, Detroit Month of Design, and Detroit City of Design. It offers services to strengthen, grow and attract design businesses, increases market demand for design services, and tells Detroit’s design story locally and globally. More information can be found at designcore.org.