Downtown Detroit BIZ Events

The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) builds on its core mission to cultivate a clean, safe and welcoming environment for all by leveraging the collective resources of property owners, the City of Detroit and other stakeholders. The BIZ hosts events to bring together BIZ businesses, organizations, and the community to tell the story of Downtown Detroit.

Downtown Job Fair

The Downtown Detroit BIZ is hosting its first Downtown Job Fair of 2023 on Wednesday, March 1 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on the ground floor of 1001 Woodward Avenue. If your company needs employees and you'd like participate, please send an email to by Friday, February 3. We have a limited number of employer tables, so we will fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Please respond as soon as possible. Job Seekers: please register at the Eventbrite link. 

Spring BIZ Connect

Save the Date for the first BIZ Connect of 2023 on Thursday, March 9. You'll hear about the big events coming Downtown, including the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix. There will also be security experts sharing safety resources as we enter the spring and summer months. We'll have an Eventbrite link posted shortly!

2023 BIZ Board Meetings

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 23, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9:00 a.m.
*Meeting location is 1420 Broadway Street, Suite 101 Detroit, MI
Any changes to the time or location will be posted here. 

BIZ Annual Meeting

The BIZ is a special assessed public district that received a voter approval in 2014 by owners of assessable properties within the Downtown. The BIZ Annual Meeting will be held during the Tuesday, October 24 Board of Directors Meeting where property owners will see their investment at work through a variety of program updates, including BIZ Ambassadors, Small Business Engagement and Downtown Detroit Datascape.

Business Roundtables

Business Roundtables are opportunities to gather first-hand feedback from a select group of business professionals and merchants (i.e. restaurants, retailers, the clergy). Feedback is critical so the BIZ can best apply its resources to help address problems, challenges and issues facing our Downtown establishments. For more information, contact Kitty Whitfield.


The Downtown Detroit Partnership is a member-based nonprofit committed to creating a vibrant and world-class urban core in Downtown Detroit. As Downtown Detroit continues to expand its story, we invite you to become a member of the DDP.