Doing Business in Ypsilanti

Michigan Small Business Development Center

Are you thinking about launching or growing your small business? If you are then you should visit the Michigan Small Business Development Center (MI-SBDC). They offer free counseling, market research, and business training services and have a local office in Downtown Ypsilanti. For more information visit sbdcmichigan.org »

SPARK East Business Incubator

Since 2008 the SPARK East Business Incubator in Downtown Ypsilanti has been a magnet for innovation based companies of all sizes. If you are an entrepreneur looking for a space for your start-up company and the resources to get your business venture off the ground, you should pay SPARK East a visit. For more information visit SPARK’s website »

Redevelopment Liquor Licenses Available in the Ypsilanti DDA Districts

The State of Michigan approved the creation of Redevelopment Liquor Licenses through PA 501 of 2006. This act allows local governments to issue new liquor licenses above their allotted quota with the stated purpose of encouraging economic development in approved development areas. Redevelopment Liquor Licenses are available for $20,000 provided certain investment thresholds and performance criteria are met. For specific details and application see:


Street Closures for Events

July 13th, 2018:  N. Washington block between Pearl and Michigan Ave. – First Fridays Ypsilanti
August 3rd, 2018:  N. Washington block between Pearl and Michigan Ave. – First Fridays Ypsilanti
September 7th, 2018:  N. Washington block between Pearl and Michigan Ave. – First Fridays Ypsilanti/ Festival of the Honey Bee


Trash

The DDA regulates three dumpster enclosures in Downtown Ypsilanti.  They are located in the N. Huron, S. Huron, and N. Adams parking lots.
All enclosures require a code for access.
You can purchase a code at a residential rate of $25 a month, commercial rate of $50 a month or a restaurant rate of $125 a month.
All invoices are billed in four month cycles.

If you are interested in purchasing access to one of the dumpsters, please email
Elize@ypsilantidda.org


Parking Maps

Please download maps for complete information about parking in our districts.

 

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