DC Palmer LLC employs multi-disciplinary strategists, facilitators, and Realtors based out of Detroit, Michigan.

How We Can Help

Industry & occupational areas of expertise

  • Workforce development, apprenticeship, and labor market analysis
  • Economic development
  • Entrepreneurship & small business management
  • Government relations: local, state and federal
  • Nonprofit management, grant writing and fund development
  • Real estate sales and development
  • Restaurant menu design, management, and event planning
  • Transportation, distribution, domestic and international logistics

Meet the Team

David Palmer, MPA. Associate Broker & Realtor.

Vanessa Bell

Project Manager

Ms. Bell is a Detroit native who is a meticulous and resourceful lateral thinker, with 10+ years of management experience rooted in project & data management. She is highly skilled managing  people and events.

She is certified in workforce development by the U.S. Department of Labor. Ms. Bell works diligently on projects that support talent development and the enhancement of underserved communities.  

More About DC Palmer LLC


University of Michigan Poverty Solutions, Detroit, MI

Talent 2025, Grand Rapids, MI

Workforce Intelligence Network, Taylor, MI

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Speaking Engagements

  • Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • US Senator Gary Peters
  • NextEnergy
  • Center for Automotive Research
  • Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • North American International Auto Show
  • Auto-ISAC
  • ITS Michigan
  • US Economic Development Administration
  • MichAuto
  • Wayne State University
  • Michigan State University
  • > 100 public speaking engagements since 2014


Board & Committee Service

  • Board of Directors, United Community Housing Coalition
  • Instructor, Michigan State University Extension, First Time Homebuyer Program
  • Computer Science Advisory Board, Wayne State University
  • Board Member, Hubbard Richard Residents Association, Detroit, MI
  • Steering Committee Member, Michigan Talent Architecture Coalition
  • Core Team Member, ExperienceIT Detroit
  • Government Affairs Committee Member, Greater Metropolitan Association of Realtors
  • Policy Committee, Community Development Advocates of Detroit
  • Transportation Coordinating Council, Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
  • Steering Committee Members, Detroit Jobs Alliance
  • Executive Committee Member, Eastern Leaders Group
    Board Member, Growing Hope