Detroit identified as a target for Ballmer Group

During a visit to Detroit for the third annual Detroit Homecoming for influential expatriates, Connie and Steve talk to Crain's about the potential for investing in the city and the "incredibly energized" people they met. "We are looking for good opportunities to support community organizations, government projects, as well and traditional not-for-profits," Steve said. Connie noted that philanthropy could help certain social services programs inside and outside government to experiment. "We can take risks," she said, adding they will be looking to fund existing projects that show an ability to grow dramatically and can be replicated with a boost.

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