Information on BIZ Renewal

The Downtown BIZ Board of Directors invites Owners of Assessable Property within the BIZ to both its Annual Meeting and a Special Meeting on BIZ Renewal.

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BIZ 10-Year Anniversary Celebration

Please save the date for a special celebration recognizing the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone’s (BIZ) 10 years of service to Downtown Detroit. Event details to come. You will leave […]

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Make Your Plans for Draft Day in the D

The NFL Draft presented by Bud Light is coming to Detroit this month! It’s the perfect opportunity for NFL fans visiting from around the world to experience everything our city has to offer while we’re showcased on the world stage!

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Draft Day in the D

DRAFT DAY IN THE D Take your NFL Draft experience to the next level at Draft Day in the D, a three-day party across Downtown Detroit’s award-winning parks and public […]

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Draft Day in the D

DRAFT DAY IN THE D Take your NFL Draft experience to the next level at Draft Day in the D, a three-day party across Downtown Detroit’s award-winning parks and public […]

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Draft Day in the D

DRAFT DAY IN THE D Take your NFL Draft experience to the next level at Draft Day in the D, a three-day party across Downtown Detroit’s award-winning parks and public […]

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DDP’s Legacy of Leading Women

Detroit is rich in its legacy of leaders, visionaries, and trailblazers. Henry Ford, Albert Kahn, and Coleman Young immediately come to mind. Like dozens of others, their names are as familiar to us as Woodward and Hudson. But what about Haviland, Richards, and Peck? Less familiar are the women who shaped our incredible history. Laura Smith Haviland created the first anti-slavery organization in Michigan.

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NFL Draft in Detroit

NFL Draft in Detroit The NFL Draft presented by Bud Light is coming to Detroit April 25-27. Are you ready?! Now is the time to start planning how, when, and […]

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DDP in 2024: The First 100 Days

I know we generally reserve this type of retrospective for elected leaders, particularly first-timers, but since January 1, within the Downtown Detroit Partnership, there has been a whirlwind of activity nothing short of astounding. The DDP team is always busy, but never to the degree of intensity and demand that I’ve witnessed in the more than 28 years I have been associated with the organization. It deserves acknowledgment.

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Downtown Detroit Partnership Awarded $2M Federal Grant for I-75 Overbuild Planning

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) announced today it has been awarded a federal grant of $2,000,000 for “The I-75 Overbuild Planning Project: Advancing Detroit’s Future by Reestablishing Neighborhood Connections.” The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grant through the Reconnecting Communities and Neighborhoods (RCN) Grant Program, an initiative to reconnect communities that are cut off from opportunity and burdened by past transportation infrastructure decisions.

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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.

2022 Perceptions Survey

Share Your Voice for a Chance to Win a Spirit Card. The Downtown Detroit Partnership and the Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) are inviting you to participate in this survey to help guide our work in Downtown Detroit. Your input will help us improve services and assist in planning for future Downtown programs.

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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Downtown Detroit Job Fair Hits a Homerun

April 12, 2024

Downtown Detroit Job Fair Hits a Homerun

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) hosted its first Downtown Job Fair of the year on March 20, 2024. This event featured more than 30 employers that were looking to hire. . . .

Make Your Plans for Draft Day in the D

April 2, 2024

Make Your Plans for Draft Day in the D

The NFL Draft presented by Bud Light is coming to Detroit this month! It’s the perfect opportunity for NFL fans visiting from around the world to experience everything our city has to offer while we’re showcased on . . .

DDP’s Legacy of Leading Women

March 26, 2024

DDP’s Legacy of Leading Women

Detroit is rich in its legacy of leaders, visionaries, and trailblazers. Henry Ford, Albert Kahn, and Coleman Young immediately come to mind. Like dozens of others, their names are as familiar to us as Woodward . . .

DDP in 2024: The First 100 Days

March 25, 2024

DDP in 2024: The First 100 Days

I know we generally reserve this type of retrospective for elected leaders, particularly first-timers, but since January 1, within the Downtown Detroit Partnership, there has been a whirlwind of activity nothing short of astounding. The . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership Awarded $2M Federal Grant for I-75 Overbuild Planning

March 14, 2024

DDP logo, sketched as a capital D illustrated as multi-colored triangles. Followed by "established 1922"

Downtown Detroit Partnership Awarded $2M Federal Grant for I-75 Overbuild Planning

The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) announced today it has been awarded a federal grant of $2,000,000 for “The I-75 Overbuild Planning Project: Advancing Detroit’s Future by Reestablishing Neighborhood Connections.” The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded the grant . . .

Your Scouting Report is Here

March 12, 2024

Your Scouting Report is Here

The NFL Draft takes the field in Downtown Detroit in 44 days! The excitement is building as this much anticipated event draws closer. Now’s the time to start making your “picks” . . .

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Opening Day is here! Get the party started at the official Detroit Tigers Opening Day Tailgate Party presented by @MillerLite and @BallySportsDet and produced by the Downtown Detroit Partnership. Join us for an unforgettable day filled with food, drinks, giveaways, games, small business showcases, and the thrill of @Tigers baseball back in the D!

📍: Grand Circus Park
⏰: 9am to 5pm
🎟️: FREE Admission

#OpeningDay #DetroitTigers #GrandCircusPark #DowntownDet
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Theres something about springtime sunshine in the Downtown Detroit Parks! ☀️🥰

Bring your four-legged friend and stop by our off-leash dog parks in Capitol Park and Grand Circus Park to stretch your legs and soak up the fresh air and warm temperatures! 🐶

#DowntownDet #SpringInTheD

There's something about springtime sunshine in the Downtown Detroit Parks! ☀️🥰

Bring your four-legged friend and stop by our off-leash dog parks in Capitol Park and Grand Circus Park to stretch your legs and soak up the fresh air and warm temperatures! 🐶

#DowntownDet #SpringInTheD
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You want to be in the heart of the 2024 NFL Draft action? The NFL Draft presented by Bud Light is free to the public as long as you download the NFL OnePass app and register. 

The Draft weekend (4/25-4/27) is comprised of the NFL Draft Experience and the Draft Theater, both free for all ages. There will loads of attractions in Downtown Detroit for everyone to enjoy. Plan ahead and stay abreast of the most up-to-date schedule of activities, destinations, FAQs and more. Register now: https://events.nfl.com/app

#Downtown #Detroit #Michigan

You want to be in the heart of the 2024 NFL Draft action? The NFL Draft presented by Bud Light is free to the public as long as you download the NFL OnePass app and register.

The Draft weekend (4/25-4/27) is comprised of the NFL Draft Experience and the Draft Theater, both free for all ages. There will loads of attractions in Downtown Detroit for everyone to enjoy. Plan ahead and stay abreast of the most up-to-date schedule of activities, destinations, FAQs and more. Register now:

#Downtown #Detroit #Michigan
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Thank you to everyone who celebrated Tigers Opening Day in true Detroit fashion! The official tailgate party at Grand Circus Park was buzzing as fans welcomed baseball back to the D! ⚾🐯

Thank you to the Detroit Tigers, Miller Lite and Bally Sports Detroit!

#DowntownDet #GrandCircusPark #DetroitTigers

Thank you to everyone who celebrated Tigers Opening Day in true Detroit fashion! The official tailgate party at Grand Circus Park was buzzing as fans welcomed baseball back to the D! ⚾🐯

Thank you to the Detroit Tigers, Miller Lite and Bally Sports Detroit!

#DowntownDet #GrandCircusPark #DetroitTigers
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LAST CHANCE TO VOTE! Please cast one final vote to help Campus Martius Park win Best Public Square in USA Todays 10Best Readers Choice Awards for the second year in a row. 

Polls close at NOON today! Were so close to the finish line!

VOTE HERE: https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/best-public-square-2024/campus-martius-park-detroit-michigan/ 

#DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #USAToday #USAToday10Best

LAST CHANCE TO VOTE! Please cast one final vote to help Campus Martius Park win Best Public Square in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for the second year in a row.

Polls close at NOON today! We're so close to the finish line!

VOTE HERE: https://10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/…

#DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #USAToday #USAToday10Best
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Done voted !!!

⏳ Cast your final votes for Campus Martius Park and help Detroit maintain the title of Best Public Square in USA Todays 10Best Readers Choice Awards. With less than 24 hours left, every vote counts! 

Polls close tomorrow at noon, so make sure your voice is heard. Lets show the nation the beauty and vibrancy of Downtown Detroit! 

VOTE HERE: 10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/best-public-square-2024/campus-martius-park-detroit-michigan

⏳ Cast your final votes for Campus Martius Park and help Detroit maintain the title of Best Public Square in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. With less than 24 hours left, every vote counts!

Polls close tomorrow at noon, so make sure your voice is heard. Let's show the nation the beauty and vibrancy of Downtown Detroit!

VOTE HERE: 10best.usatoday.com/awards/travel/best-public-square-2024/campus-martius-park-detroit-michigan
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