Grand Haven Main Street
Downtown Development Authority
The mission of Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority is to enhance a vibrant historic business district through community efforts, plus public and private partnerships.
Grand Haven is one of only eighteen communities in the state of Michigan to be recognized as part of the Michigan Main Street Program. The intention of this program includes revitalizing the downtown, promoting businesses, increasing economic development, and encouraging growth in the community’s business districts.
How We Operate
The Main Street Program uses a Four Point Approach that includes four different committees of volunteers whom undertake aspects related to the Main Street goals.
These committees are: Organization, Promotions, Recruitment and Retention, Preservation and Place. All of the committees and the staff at Grand Haven Main Street function under the provision of a governing board of city officials, business owners and appointed members of the local community.
How We Help
Each year Main Street strives to enhance the heart of the Grand Haven community through promotional events, physical improvements and business recruitment and retention activities.
"These efforts are made so that visitors and residents alike can enjoy our historic downtown and help our West Michigan economy to thrive.”
Main Street America™
By partnering with organizations and leaders at the local, city, state, and national level, Main Street America protects the historic character of cities and towns across the country, and promotes shared prosperity. Their approach is comprehensive, inclusive, place-based and people-focused.