Downtown Development Authority
By Planning and fostering economic development and fiscal responsibility, we will create an inclusive City that is proud of its heritage, honors its past, and is actively building its future.
The Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority is committed to promoting economic development based on objective criteria while capitalizing on its natural beauty, historic past, and small town atmosphere. It is a place where all share in the development of these ideals through open communication and cooperative effort.
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The Ishpeming Downtown Development Authority meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall. (Dates are subject to change.)
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A message from the DDA Chairman, David Aeh:
The DDA is going to update its mission and vision statements. If you have any suggestions or comments, please pass them to the City Manager or to me before April 28, 2014. Thank you.
The last phase of the downtown street reconstruction is the 100 – 200 block of South Main Street. The plan is to have the work done on a schedule which will create the least disruption to summer activity. There will also be the installation of landscaping along Hematite Drive to close out this project. It will be a challenge, but please remember that all businesses remain open during this time, and that it will make Ishpeming an even better place when it is complete.
No matter the season, it is always good to keep our downtown area looking its best. So business owners, please take a few minutes every so often to pick up any trash you see and put it in the cans along the sidewalk. The trash cans remain out for 7 – 8 months a year. Consider taking a few minutes to sweep your sidewalk and to wash your windows at least 2 -3 times a year. It is amazing what a difference it makes in the appearance of our town.