Calls To Action

Strengthening Downtowns


City of Tecumseh Economic Development Director

City of Tecumseh Economic Development Director The City of Tecumseh is seeking a dynamic and creative leader for its Economic Development...

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Van Buren Township Accepting Applications for Executive Director

Van Buren Charter Township Downtown Development Authority (Wayne Co.) wants YOU for the Position of Executive Director. Wages are very...

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MDA Announces 2023 Event Locations and Dates

The MDA is pleased to announce the locations and dates for our 2023 Spring and Summer Workshop and Annual Conference.

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Middle Village Micro Market Downtown Lansing

Downtown Lansing launched the Middle Village Micro Market in 2021 and it's success has been phenomenal so far! Cathleen Edgerly, Executive...

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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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