Calls To Action

Strengthening Downtowns

Membership in 2023


New Members in 2023


Educational Opportunities in 2023


Increased MDA Facebook Reach


Legislative Visits in 2023



10-Part Webinar Series 'Downtown Management Training'

The MDA is proud to announce the launch of a 10-part webinar series dedicated to educating downtown managers and downtown management board...

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City of Trenton Seeks DDA Director

The City of Trenton is looking for qualified candidates interested in applying for the position of Downtown Development Authority (DDA)...

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Housing Solutions Part 1

In our latest episode of In MI Downtown, hear how Charlevoix is addressing the lack of available housing to the local workforce.

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Everyone Except Ted

Our latest podcast, Everyone Except Ted, is now available. Hear how to make your downtown more inviting and evocative of a sense of safety...

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2023 Achievements

8 New MiPDM Participants

Downtown Social District Webinar

First Ever MiPDM Scholarship Awarded

Quarterly Legislative Update to Members

55 In Person Legislator Visits

Featured in MML's 'Review'

8 Business Associate Members

250+ Event Attendees

MDA Blog

Looking For Ways To Tackle Michigan's Housing Crisis?

Our friends at McKenna provide examples of Michigan communities working on the current housing 'crisis'.

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Spotlight on Michigan's Downtowns

Spotlight on Michigan’s Downtowns MEDC works with communities of all sizes across Michigan to help preserve and revitalize their...

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Benefits of Using Warm White LED Area and Street Lighting

As cites expand, so does the need for street and area lighting. However, the unintended consequence of light pollution has become a growing...

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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...

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