Growing our Downtown

Escanaba is a great place to do business
The Downtown Development Authority works closely with business owners to maximize their investment in their buildings with our Facade Improvement Program. The DDA also looks to enhance opportunities for mixed-use buildings, taking advantage of programs like the MSHDA’s Rental Rehab. Downtown Escanaba is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and Escanaba is the only Upper Peninsula city to be recognized as a Certified Redevelopment Ready Community into the MEDC’s Redevelopment Ready Communities program.

The downtown district is poised for growth and additional development. We enjoy a climate that includes all four season’s. Escanaba and the DDA are working to preserve and revitalize historic downtown to provide opportunities for those seeking a healthy, beautiful and economically sound district for starting or expanding a business. The combination of our natural beauty, vibrant arts community and expansive downtown district offer an attractive area for working and living.

Notice: Informational Meeting

The Escanaba Downtown Development Authority will give an informational presentation as required by Pubic Act 57 of 2018 to the Escanaba City Council, DDA Board, taxing jurisdictions and the public on its activities during the past year and the goals for the coming year.

The Informational Meeting will be held at Escanaba City Hall at 410 Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI 49829 on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2023 during the Escanaba City Council meeting at 7 p.m.
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