Ypsilanti's business community embodies a unique and dynamic charm. The goal of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority is to contribute to our downtown's vibrancy by supporting synergy, development, recruitment and retention of the local businesses that thrive in our districts and choose to locate here. For more information explore the links below.
If you currently have a business or are looking to open one in Ypsilanti, here is a link to the City of Ypsilanti's website outlining all the steps that you should take to get your business up and running.Doing Business in the City of Ypsilanti
If you are a business or property owner in one of the DDA districts, the YDDA has grant opportunities available for building rehabilitation and/or facade improvement projects. Below is the application and a list of frequently asked questions:
Adopt-A-Programs are simple and effective ways to boost community pride and perceptions with buy-in from volunteers. Organized volunteer programs improve perception of city cleanliness and safety, beautifies the city, coordinates and recognizes volunteers, long-term has the potential to lower maintenance costs, and gives opportunity for citizens to take pride in the city.
If you are interested in helping the YDDA in maintaining the best looking community, see the attached forms to volunteer
The YDDA wants to help with efforts to promote all of the DDA districts as a place to Live, Work, and Play. To do so we are offering to help organizations that are planning programs and/or events that promote one or all of the distinct DDA districts with Marketing & Promotions assistance. Specific requirements and the application can be found here:
The YDDA has implemented a Street Bench, Trash Receptacle and Bike Rack partnership. The specific reuqirements can be found here:
The State of Michigan approved the creation of Redevelopment Liquor Licenses through PA 501 of 2006. This act allows local governments to issue new liquor licenses above their allotted quota with the stated purpose of encouraging economic development in approved development areas. Redevelopment Liquor Licenses are available for $20,000 provided certain investment thresholds and performance criteria are met. For specific details and application see below:Michigan Economic Development Corporation Redevelopment Liquor License Fact Sheet PA 501 of 2006 Redevelopment Liquor License YDDA Redevelopment Liquor License Policy
Are you thinking about launching or growing your small business? If you are then you should visit the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). They offer free counseling, market research, and business training services and have a local office in Downtown Ypsilanti.For more information visit them here!
Since 2008 the SPARK East Business Incubator in Downtown Ypsilanti has been a magnet for innovation based companies of all sizes. If you are an entrepreneur looking for a space for your start-up company and the resources to get your business venture off the ground, you should pay SPARK East a visit. For more information on the SPARK East Business Incubator click here!
The Center for Advancing Social Enterprise (CASE) is commissioned as the education, consulting, and research division of Eastern Michigan University. With entrepreneurship as a common theme, CASE provides professional workshops, conferences, consulting and research geared toward helping social enterprises develop innovative funding streams, generate new sources of revenue, find creative solutions to operational issues, and attract and retain talent.For more information on CASE click here!
To have your property listed on the YDDA website, please contact us at 734.482.9762 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The information on this website is believed to be accurate. The Ypsilanti DDA is not a broker of any property in Ypsilanti. We are only offering assistance in promoting properties for sale or lease.