BIZ Mission

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is a special assessment district formed by property owners to provides cleaning, safety and landscaping services to support Downtown Detroit.

Established in April 2014, the BIZ is a public organization that contracts for services with the Downtown Detroit Partnership. The BIZ’s annual budget is approximately $4M,  generated through assessments of nearly 600 commercial properties in the BIZ area.  The BIZ is led by a Board of Directors comprised of 15 volunteer representatives of Downtown’s diverse business community.

Detroit’s historic and distinct downtown district is energized by possibility and new opportunities.  Downtown offers great places to live, amazing public spaces to relax, unrivaled music, sports and theater entertainment destinations and a thriving, committed business community. At the heart of every metropolitan area, the center city shines as the region’s beacon of progress.

The Downtown Detroit BIZ delivers behind-the-scenes supplemental services on which residents, downtown workers, visitors, and business and property owners rely.

BIZ Area

The BIZ encompasses 140 city blocks in a 1.1 square mile area stretching between three of Downtown Detroit’s major highways and the Detroit River.