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Nominations are now open for Crain's 2023 Forty Under 40!

Since 1991, Crain's Detroit Business has gathered 40 of the community's overachievers for a special salute. Past winners have started companies, climbed the corporate ranks and made nonprofits stronger while giving back to the community and mentoring others.

Winners will be featured in a special section of the September 18 issue of Crain's Detroit Business and recognized at our annual Celebration of Crain's 40 under 40 event in November.


  • The deadline to nominate a candidate for the 2023 Forty under 40 class is Friday, April 23. After being nominated, candidates will receive an email and have until Friday, May 26 to complete a separate application.
  • Final decisions about who is selected for the 2023 class will be sent directly to candidates by mid-August.


  • Nominees must be 39 years old or younger on September 17, 2023
  • Nominees must be Michigan residents


  • There is a $99 processing fee to submit a nomination.

Nominate someone exceptional today!

If you have any questions, we are available to help. Please reach out to us at nominations@crain.com.