The Eight Mile Boulevard Association (8MBA) is a conduit for socioeconomic change in Southeast Michigan.

Formed in 1993 by the cities and counties along Eight Mile, 8MBA works with businesses, governments, block clubs and more, to revitalize and promote the Eight Mile corridor as a link for regional prosperity. // ABOUT 8MBA


  • Join us for our 19th Annual Leadership Luncheon! This just in! Our signature event will be held on April, 20th @ Cobo Center, 11 AM - 2 PM. Sponsored by Consumers Energy, this year's theme will revolve around workforce development, specifically developing the talent within our region to meet the needs of today's employers while fullfilling the need for good paying jobs. The event features a provocative, unscripted panel discussion with the region's Big 4 leaders moderated by Ron Fournier, publisher and editor of Crain's Detroit Business. This is where leaders in business, community, and government come to network and share opportunities and solutions for 8 Mile - the seam that binds our region together! TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Interested in sponsoring this event?  Contact Cindy at 313-366-3388 / cindy @eightmile.org
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DTE Foundtation increases community giving to $18.1 in 2017!

DTE Foundation has been a partner of 8MBA for many years, supporting our work and believing in our mission to revitalize and promote 8 Mile Boulevard. While others are decreasing their charitable giving, DTE increased their support of programs across Michigan by 20% in 2017. Without their generosity, organizations like ours could not do the work that we do in the communities we serve. Not only has DTE helped us with grants for projects like Hands on 8 Mile and sponsorship of our Annual Leadership Luncheon, they donated 18 trees last year to help restore the canopy in a park along 8 Mile. DTE also lends valuable guidance by sitting on our board of directors and several committees. Thank you, DTE Foundation!


Week of Caring mural at 7115 W. 8 Mile made possible through

Hands on 8 Mile  Plants 18 Trees in Royal Oak Township Park

     On October 14th, 2017, despite chilly temperatures and pouring rain, volunteers,  devoted friends, and WAM (Weekend Alternatives for Misdeamors),  gathered  in a Royal Oak Township park to replace 18 trees destroyed by the Ash Borer.  Royal Oak Township is a proud member of 8 Mile Boulevard's partner communities.  The project was part of Hands on 8 Mile, 8MBA's beautification & neighborhood-building project that has traditionally been an annual event.  However, due to the generous donation of the 18 trees by DTE Energy Foundation through ReLeaf Michigan, 8MBA was able to do a second Hands on 8 Mile event this Fall.

     In addition to DTE Energy Foundation, 8MBA would like to thank Marvin Pettway of ReLeaf, Redico, Gil Christowski, Bill Whitmer, and WAM.  We would have never got those trees in the ground without you!

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