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We’re ready when you are! Your new business is right around the corner.


Spark Manistee is a competition to encourage and incentivize entrepreneurs to open or grow their businesses in Downtown Manistee. Submit your next big idea today!


Celebrating new and incoming local businesses.

Downtown Manistee is still open

Downtown Manistee small businesses are still open. Please see the links below for updates on hours and avilability. 

Updates: Manistee Road Commission Businesses UpdatesDowntown Manistee Facebook_Small Businesses Please post!

City of Manistee Coronavirus Up-dates

The Public Facilities of the City of Manistee to the public until further notice. Transactions and communications can be done online, phone, or the dropbox. 

The DDA office is closed during this mandate. Up-dates can be found on the Downtown Manistee Facebook page.

City of Manistee Precautions

Small Business Resources During Coronavirus

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has issued a Small Business Releif program during the COVID-19 Stipulations. Resources from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) include $10 million in small business loans and $10 million in small business grants. 

Governor Gretchen Whitmer Executive Order 2020-09 (COVID-19)MEDC and SBDC Resources

 Requesting New Board Members: 

The Manistee DDA currently has ONE open board member seat: At Large Member. Please share and fill out the application below and return to the City of Manistee City Clerk for interest March 31st. 

Application – Board & Comm Form -NEW fillable



What is a DDA?

DDA stands for Downtown Development Authority. DDA’s are Tax Increment Financing enities with the City to allocate funds for infrasture and improvements in a specific area, your DDA District. These funds support the enhancement and engagment of the area. 

Michigan Economic Development Corporation Sheet Cheat

Manistee Downtown Development Authority

The mission of the Manistee Downtown Development Authority is to foster the development and promotion of an identifiable and attractive downtown area that will strengthen business  a sense of community ownership.

Welcome to Downtown Manistee

The Manistee Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Manistee Marketplace is home to nearly 150 businesses and community resources.  River Street features an eclectic mix of retail shops, galleries, antique stores and restaurants. Several eateries have outdoor decks, overlooking the Manistee River Channel and the Riverwalk. Discover our downtown today!


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