Calls To Action

Strengthening Downtowns


New Podcast Highlighting Our Annual Conference in Muskegon!

New In MI Downtown podcast available! This November 3 and 4, the Michigan Downtown Association will host its annual conference on the sandy...

Read More

Latest Podcast now Live

Recreational marijuana dispensaries have sprouted up all over the State of Michigan since being legalized in 2018. Yet, many communities...

Read More

Village of Franklin

The Village of Franklin has posted a job description for Economic Developer.

Read More

Welcome New Members

The MDA would like to welcome our newest members to the organization- The City of Ecorse. Welcome!

MDA Blog

Reading Downtown Master Plan: High Time for Change

A major challenge to urban planning and economic development is timing. Is a steady stream of patrons and access to new pots of money enough...

Read More

A New Chapter For A Detroit Business

A small business microloan helped Ne’Gyle, the owner of Bleu Bowtique in Downtown Detroit, start a new chapter for his men’s...

Read More

Making Great Places, East Jordan Downtown

Master Planning at a Crossroads At the time of writing its Master Plan, East Jordan was at a crossroads. Redevelopment opportunities were...

Read More

Changing Winter Attitudes

With social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 mitigation measures still in effect going into the winter of 2021, the cold weather continues...

Read More