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Shopping Small Makes a Big Impact

November 26 is Small Business Saturday. In 2021, U.S. consumer spending on Small Business Saturday was north of $23 billion.  Let’s break that down locally.   According to American Express, 70 […]

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Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator will support the coordination of events for all DDP units. This individuals will assist with planning, coordinating logistics and implementing DDP Signature events in addition to small […]

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Detroit Tree Lighting

Get ready for the 19th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting on Friday, November 18 from 5:00 p.m. to midnight at the award-winning Campus Martius Park!

About the DDP

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) strengthens and supports Downtown Detroit through strategic initiatives and programs. DDP convenes business, philanthropic, and government partners to create a vibrant and resilient urban core for Detroit and the region.

DDP takes an active role in development and planning decisions that positively impacts the city’s economic prosperity. We also work with key stakeholders in the public and private sectors on multiple programs and projects to enhance Downtown’s appeal to businesses, residents, and visitors. Additionally, we provide direct services that create a cleaner, safer, and welcoming Downtown for all.

Downtown Detroit Fast Facts

22,000,000

Annual visits (nonworkers/residents) to Downtown Detroit in 2021.

186

Restaurants and retail establishment in the Downtown.

Explore Downtown Detroit

Downtown Detroit is a vibrant and welcoming community that boasts a number of beautiful public spaces that supports great walking and biking experiences and cultivates a vibrant retail and restaurant community.

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) provides Downtown businesses with support, assistance navigating city resources, opportunities to network, and in-depth economic and market analysis. DDP and BIZ members have access to numerous events that . . .

The Downtown Detroit Datascape is a strategic initiative of the Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) to provide metrics, actionable information, and analysis that will help stakeholders benchmark progress, make informed decisions and drive investment throughout the . . .

DDP programs and manages nearly 2,000 events annually in Downtown Detroit Parks + Public Spaces, including Campus Martius Park, Cadillac Square, Beacon Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park, and the Woodward Esplanade.

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Shopping Small Makes a Big Impact

November 16, 2022

Shopping Small Makes a Big Impact

November 26 is Small Business Saturday. In 2021, U.S. consumer spending on Small Business Saturday was north of $23 billion.  Let’s break that down locally.   According to American Express, 70 . . .

Downtown Detroit Hotspots – Mary Riegle

November 15, 2022

Downtown Detroit Hotspots – Mary Riegle

Mary Riegle – Director of Development for the DDP As a mom of two teen/preteen girls, I’ll share our favorite places to go when they come Downtown. My daughters beg . . .

DDP Detroit Tree Lighting 2022

November 3, 2022

DDP Detroit Tree Lighting 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENov. 3, 2022 Media Contacts:Natalie Stavale / 248-417-8510Natalie@CatalystMediaFactory.comBlake Roselle / 231-631-6675Blake@CatalystMediaFactory.com DOWNTOWN DETROIT PARTNERSHIP AND DTE ENERGY FOUNDATION PRESENT DETROIT TREE LIGHTING AND LIGHT UP BEACON PARK TO . . .

Downtown Detroit Hotspots – Sarah Walsh

November 2, 2022

Downtown Detroit Hotspots – Sarah Walsh

Sarah Walsh – Senior Events Manager, Downtown Detroit Partnership WALK: My favorite walk: Spirit Plaza up Woodward Esplanade to Campus Martius Park to Grand Circus Park East and West to Beacon . . .

Why the BIZ is Central to Downtown Detroit

October 18, 2022

Gina Cavliere

Why the BIZ is Central to Downtown Detroit

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is a public organization that creates a clean, safe and vibrant Downtown through services provided to property owners, businesses, residents and employees. The BIZ is . . .

DDP CEO Note – October 5th

October 5, 2022

DDP CEO Note – October 5th

There’s been lots of great news since my last update. First, I want to extend a congratulations to the Huntington Bank team on the opening of its new commercial bank . . .

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Have you been to the Midway? deckedoutdet 

Listen to me; It's so much fun for everyone. They offer fun for all ages and price points. The artic slide is free, and the guys working on it are helpful. 

Bumper Cars are $5 per person per ride but don't worry; the rides are pretty long. The young ladies who work there (the same ones the 4x we've gone to) are phenomenal. They realize Eden needed help before I did and insisted on fixing the issue. 

They have a concession stand, but I had to have wafflecabinnorthville, and they never miss. I mean, never that waffle was hot and so delicious. 

They have Santa, but after four, which is weird because families are out early, not late, but hey, maybe Santa is busy at 9-3. 

They also have free putt putt and this other sliding game. Heaters are scattered around but not always on. They also offer smores pack for purchase.

The best part is The arcade! 

The moral of this story is to run, not walk, take your kids, on date night, or solo. 

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Tomorrow is #SmallBusinessSaturday. While you prepare to #ShopLocal this season, explore everything Downtown Detroit has to offer, including a variety of offerings at the Downtown Detroit Markets at Cadillac Square. These 18 small business vendors offer a variety of unique gifts and products for all your gifting needs. 

For more information visit: https://downtowndetroit.org/event/downtown-detroit-markets-and-the-cadillac-lodge-3/2022-11-26/

Tomorrow is #SmallBusinessSaturday. While you prepare to #ShopLocal this season, explore everything Downtown Detroit has to offer, including a variety of offerings at the Downtown Detroit Markets at Cadillac Square. These 18 small business vendors offer a variety of unique gifts and products for all your gifting needs.

For more information visit: https://downtowndetroit.org/event/…
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Happy Thanksgiving from the Downtown Detroit Partnership to you! 🍁

#DowntownDet #downtowndetroit #Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from the Downtown Detroit Partnership to you! 🍁

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In kicking-off, the American Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by Gardner White Furniture, our friends at The Parade Company will host the 40th annual Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot this Thursday from 7:30-9:45 a.m. 🦃 

See the Turkey Trot’s 5k and 10k course maps for more details. Also, throughout our photos is a course map of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile. 
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In kicking-off, the American Thanksgiving Day Parade presented by Gardner White Furniture, our friends at The Parade Company will host the 40th annual Strategic Staffing Solutions Turkey Trot this Thursday from 7:30-9:45 a.m. 🦃

See the Turkey Trot’s 5k and 10k course maps for more details. Also, throughout our photos is a course map of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Mashed Potato Mile.
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As we begin to bring our Centennial celebrations to a close, be among the first to buy our limited-edition DDP Centennial holiday ornament, created in collaboration with Rebel Nell. Funds received from the purchase of this keepsake will benefit the Downtown Detroit Partnership’s ongoing work to improve upon the Downtown Detroit community for all.

By the way, if your plans include heading Downtown to enjoy the American Thanksgiving Day Parade and/or skating around the ice rink this weekend, then you’re in luck! Our debut holiday ornaments will be sold at The Rink at Campus Martius Park presented by Visit Detroit and Rebel Nell’s Parker’s Alley location.

Our video shares more details about the impact this ornament brings to the Downtown Detroit community and beyond:
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Downtown Detroit’s dazzling display of festive lights is a holiday season must-see now through Jan. 16. Totaling more than a million lights our spectacular lighting attractions and décor are all within walking distance of each other and light the way through the streets. 💡

Downtown Detroit’s dazzling display of festive lights is a holiday season must-see now through Jan. 16. Totaling more than a million lights our spectacular lighting attractions and décor are all within walking distance of each other and light the way through the streets. 💡 ... See MoreSee Less

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❤️ my hometown the “D”. Beautiful

Lauren Tooman we will be doing this when you come!

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