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Revitalization fellow uses her own Detroit experience working with city's youth

November 27, 2012

A feature story profiles Regina Ann Campbell, who was named as one of 29 Detroit Revitalization Fellows as part of program run by Wayne State University with funding by Kresge Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation and the Skillman Foundation. The Fellows program matches rising professionals with organizations working at the forefront of Detroit revitalization efforts. Since September 2011, 29 Fellows have been working in key positions throughout the city. Nine of the Fellows selected out of 647 applicants from 48 states were already in the area, and half of the others had previously lived in Detroit. She is Director of the Milwaukee Junction Business Center in the city's North End, where she oversees all operations ranging from implementation of business development practices to data analysis and strategic partnerships. Her goal is to build the capacity of the business center to support start-up companies and small businesses, as well as, facilitate and engage in business outreach activities for North End Detroit Business owners. "Small businesses stimulate revitalization," she says. "That's where the jobs are for our residents."