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Continuing the Legacy

By Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager  The Atheneum Suite Hotel opened 30 years ago at a time when there was only two upscale hotels in Downtown Detroit. While the hotel […]

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19th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting

Save the date! The 19th Annual Detroit Tree Lighting will be on November 18 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Located at Campus Martius Park as always, this event will kick […]

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Downtown Dashboard

Downtown Detroit Partnership, Downtown Detroit Dashboard The DDP Downtown Detroit Dashboard is a curated collection of key metrics provided here to measure progress in the continual improvement of Downtown Detroit, […]

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The Re-created Downtown

Downtown is not dead; the proof is in the projects “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” says every U.S. downtown with apologies to Mark Twain. On Friday, March […]

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CulturePop presented by CultureSource

Culture Pop| Campus Martius Park | Girls Rock Detroit CulturePop is a series of outdoor arts activations that take place in Downtown Detroit parks. This program is presented by CultureSource […]

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DDP Centennial

Learn about all that DDP has done in the past 100 years and the organization's vision for the future!

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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Continuing the Legacy 

September 30, 2022

Continuing the Legacy 

By Kitty Whitfield, Small Business Engagement Manager  The Atheneum Suite Hotel opened 30 years ago at a time when there was only two upscale hotels in Downtown Detroit. While the hotel . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership Establishes Non-Profit Subsidiary to Administer Funding for the Development of Academic Research Building at the Detroit Center for Innovation

September 29, 2022

Downtown Detroit Partnership Establishes Non-Profit Subsidiary to Administer Funding for the Development of Academic Research Building at the Detroit Center for Innovation

Downtown Detroit Partnership Establishes Non-Profit Subsidiary to Administer Funding for the Development of Academic Research Building at the Detroit Center for Innovation Non-profit, the Detroit Partnership for Innovation, to accept . . .

The Team Behind Keeping Our Downtown Clean

September 29, 2022

The Team Behind Keeping Our Downtown Clean

By Anjana Schroeder, Director of Marketing Jerome Robertson and Delvon Carter share a special bond. Their teammates have a nick name for them — “Dream Team” — and the work . . .

The Downtown Detroit Partnership hires Talitha Johnson as director of communications and Anjana Schroeder named director of marketing

September 27, 2022

The Downtown Detroit Partnership hires Talitha Johnson as director of communications and Anjana Schroeder named director of marketing

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:Talitha JohnsonPhone: 313-415-6178Email: Talitha.johnson@downtowndetroit.org The Downtown Detroit Partnership hires Talitha Johnson as director of communications and Anjana Schroeder named director of marketing DETROIT— September 16, 2022 . . .

Downtown Detroit Partnership to host its annual Fall Stakeholder Meeting 

September 27, 2022

Downtown Detroit Partnership to host its annual Fall Stakeholder Meeting 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact:Talitha JohnsonPhone: 313-415-6178Email: Talitha.johnson@downtowndetroit.org Downtown Detroit Partnership to host its annual Fall Stakeholder Meeting  Organization to release its development report, sharing the latest real estate  developments in . . .

The Re-created Downtown

September 20, 2022

The Re-created Downtown

Downtown is not dead; the proof is in the projects “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated,” says every U.S. downtown with apologies to Mark Twain. On Friday, March . . .

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Welcome to the #DDPFallStakeholder2022 meeting! Who’s here?
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There will be another #CulturePop at Campus Martius Park this weekend. Design Core Detroit presents Canvas Detroit’s BOUNDLESS: A temporary, transparent, interactive graffiti wall that invites people to creatively express themselves via graffiti/street art. This interactive event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1st come, make your mark, and enjoy others’ contributions. Will see you there. 🎨 

#DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #DetroitCulture
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Have you seen or used the digital wayfinding kiosks in Downtown Detroit? These interactive kiosks located across downtown like the one pictured at Cadillac Square, include real-time transit feeds, a local business directory, an emergency calling system, available job postings, opinion polls, games, and more. Next time you are Downtown give them a try. 

#DowntownDet #Smartcity #Detroit
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We have another exciting #CulturePop coming to Campus Martius Park. Girls Rock Detroit will present its Instrument Petting Zoo program where you get the chance to learn the basics of playing musical instruments 🥁. Come down between 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. today to participate and enjoy! 

#DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #DetroitCulture
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This year’s Detroit Auto Show is coming to a close this Sunday. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy extended hours and offerings from Downtown Street Eats. Food Trucks will operate from 11 am – 9 pm at Cadillac Square through Sunday. Visit our website for food truck lineups and hours.

#DowntownDet #DetroitAutoShow2022 #DowntownStreetEats
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There will be another #CulturePop at Campus Martius Park this weekend. Design Core Detroit presents Canvas Detroit’s BOUNDLESS: A temporary, transparent, interactive graffiti wall that invites people to creatively express themselves via graffiti/street art. This interactive event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1st come, make your mark, and enjoy others’ contributions. Will see you there. 🎨 

#DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #DetroitCulture

There will be another #CulturePop at Campus Martius Park this weekend. Design Core Detroit presents Canvas Detroit’s BOUNDLESS: A temporary, transparent, interactive graffiti wall that invites people to creatively express themselves via graffiti/street art. This interactive event will be held Saturday, Oct. 1st come, make your mark, and enjoy others’ contributions. Will see you there. 🎨

#DowntownDet #CampusMartiusPark #DetroitCulture
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Have you seen or used the digital wayfinding kiosks in Downtown Detroit? These interactive kiosks located across downtown like the one pictured at Cadillac Square, include real-time transit feeds, a local business directory, an emergency calling system, available job postings, opinion polls, games, and more. Next time you are Downtown give them a try. 

#DowntownDet #Smartcity #Detroit

Have you seen or used the digital wayfinding kiosks in Downtown Detroit? These interactive kiosks located across downtown like the one pictured at Cadillac Square, include real-time transit feeds, a local business directory, an emergency calling system, available job postings, opinion polls, games, and more. Next time you are Downtown give them a try.

#DowntownDet #Smartcity #Detroit
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We are excited to see you tomorrow at our annual Fall Stakeholder Meeting. Come and find out the latest and greatest in Downtown Detroit development when you join us at Motor City Casino at 3 p.m. Learn more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-ddp-fall-stakeholder-meeting-tickets-384638462997
#DowntownDet

We are excited to see you tomorrow at our annual Fall Stakeholder Meeting. Come and find out the latest and greatest in Downtown Detroit development when you join us at Motor City Casino at 3 p.m. Learn more at: https://eventbrite.com/e/…
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