Calls To Action

Strengthening Downtowns


In MI Downtown Podcast

The first MI Downtown Association workshop in 2023 combines Advocacy Day with state legislators, with a jam-packed workshop in East Lansing...

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Jackson Accepting Applications

The City of Jackson is currently accepting applications for the DDA position.

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City of Imlay City Hiring DDA Director

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority and the City of Imlay City are seeking a DDA Director.

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Winter Strategies

Our new podcast, Livable Winter Cities, is now available on our channel, In MI Downtown.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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