Calls To Action

Strengthening Downtowns


Sault Ste. Marie Job Opening

The City of Sault Ste. Marie has released a job posting for a Downtown Manager.

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Welcome New Members

The MDA would like to welcome our newest members to the organization- The Village of Kent City, Fife Lake DDA, Lewiston DDA, Brooklyn DDA,...

MDA Summer Workshop June 3

The MDA Summer Workshop will be held in downtown Charlevoix on Friday, June 3, 2022. Registration for an in-person and virtual attendance...

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In MI Downtown Podcast

Healing Community After Tragedy With A Trolley In late 2021, a local tragedy had unintended side effects - empty spirits and empty sidewalks...

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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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