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Posted on: October 28, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Downtown Coldwater Selected for Michigan Main Street Program

Social District, Downtown

City LogoColdwater has been selected as a Main Street Select Level Community!

What does this exciting news mean for Downtown Coldwater?

  • The Coldwater DDA staff will receive intensive training and technical assistance from Michigan Main Street program staff.
  • The Coldwater DDA will adopt the Main Street 4-Point Approach (Promotions, Design, Economic Vitality, and Organization) and create committees to tackle projects that meet these objectives.
  • The Coldwater DDA will continue to recruit volunteers and fundraise for its projects and programs.
    • Currently, the DDA has raised over $34,000, and 37 people are active or interested volunteers.
  • Specific transformation strategies will be developed using public input and local market data.
  • Additional funding is made available to downtown businesses via Match on Main.

What's next for Downtown Coldwater?

  • Michigan Main Street (MMS) staff will schedule visits to work with the Coldwater DDA on a Baseline Assessment and Strategy Identification. 

Read the full State press release here.

For questions, comments, ideas, or if you'd like to volunteer or join a future project, please contact Audrey Tappenden, Economic Development Coordinator. 

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