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In MI Downtown

In MI Downtown

By Michigan Downtown Association
In MI Downtown features impactful projects and programs happening in downtowns throughout the State of Michigan. IMD is a production of the Michigan Downtown Association.
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In MI Downtown - The Luminarias of Southwest Detroit

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In MI Downtown - The Luminarias of Southwest Detroit

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In MI Downtown - The Luminarias of Southwest Detroit
When the Southwest Detroit Business Association set out to assist local restaurants survive during the COVID-19 pandemic, an opportunity to capitalize on branding and cultural expression emerged.  Hear from SDBA Vice-President Jennifer Gomez how the effort evolved from the ordinary to the extraordinary by blending an emergent need with creativity and partnerships.
21:04
March 30, 2021
In MI Downtown - Lapeer's Pocket Park
When a disastrous fire claimed a mid-block building in Downtown Lapeer, the community and the DDA went to work to dream up what could become of this new-found space.  The creation of a pocket park fit the bill.  Learn from James Alt, Lapeer DDA Director, how this phoenix rose from the ashes!
25:20
March 11, 2021
In MI Downtown - Downtown Charlevoix's CoWorking Space
When the Charlevoix library identified a need for co-working space,  DDA Director Lindsey Dotson wasted no time in engaging in the conversation. Learn how community discussions led to the launch of The Vault.
28:32
February 9, 2021
In MI Downtown - Public Art Blueprint Part II
Welcome to In MI Downtown, where you can learn about unique, impactful projects happening in downtowns all over the State of Michigan.  In MI Downtown is a production of the Michigan Downtown Association. In this episode, learn how the Farmington Downtown Development Authority utilized its Public Art Blueprint to jumpstart the presence of public art in the downtown district. This podcast is hosted by Annette Knowles, MDA board member with special guest Kate Knight, Executive Director the Farmington Downtown Development Authority.  Thank you, Kate, for sharing your story!
30:35
January 12, 2021
In MI Downtown - Public Art Blueprint
Welcome to In MI Downtown, where you can learn about unique, impactful projects happening in downtowns all over the State of Michigan.  In MI Downtown is a production of the Michigan Downtown Association. In this first episode ever, learn how the Farmington Downtown Development Authority created a plan to increase the presence of public art in its downtown. This podcast is co-hosted by Annette Knowles, former Executive Director of the Farmington DDA, with help from Mackenzie Swanson.  Thank you for keeping it on track, Mackenzie!
20:38
December 10, 2020