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Chairperson James Ralph recognized by Men Of Excellence for his leadership in the community.

Medical Wellness Center Study Aims to Measure Feasibility of New Development

September 23, 2014

From The Executive Director Recently you may have seen the articles about the Medical Wellness Center feasibility study the Southfield Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is undertaking along with our partners. As part of the first phase of this study we need to determine if the local market, including residents and employees of ... Read more

Southfield DDA Launches New Website

September 23, 2014

Promoting the Southfield Downtown Development Authority (DDA) today has changed over the last few years. There are new ways to use technology to promote what the DDA has to offer, and stakeholders are receiving their information from more sources that ever before. So change is good. The Southfield DDA is ... Read more

Southfield DDA participates with other city residents and employees in the Relay for Life

September 23, 2014

Hundreds of people from around the Southfield community showed their support for the American Cancer Society as part of its Relay for Life event featuring corporate professionals, area students and residents on September 10. The event was held at Lawrence Technological University and also serves as a fundraiser for the ... Read more

Southfield DDA’s Skyline is Changing for the Better

September 23, 2014

There is a buzz about the Southfield Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and many of the accomplishments that have been achieved in since the start of 2013 point toward the goal of changing the “skyline” of the DDA. Certainly there has been a focus on highlighting our “meds and eds” (healthcare and ... Read more

Oakland Community College Acquires Property Along Nine Mile

September 23, 2014

Oakland Community College (OCC) acquired 11 additional acres of property in the Southfield DDA in January 2014 adjacent to its current location just off Nine Mile. Much of this property comprised the former location of the Ramada Inn that was torn down in 2013. According to OCC Janet Roberts the college ... Read more

Historical Land Surveying Reenactment Held in the Southfield DDA

September 23, 2014

The city of Southfield sponsored a historical land surveying reenactment on July 15 at Eight Mile and Rutland as part of the Coasting the Baseline Project. The Coasting the Baseline Project is a series of commemorative markers located on Eight Mile or Baseline Road. Each marker is a ten foot tall ... Read more

Road Improvements are Critical to DDA’s Growth

September 11, 2014

Road construction may bring some short-term pain. But the reality is that such projects bring important long-term benefit, especially for local municipalities. This is particularly true for the $3.5 million project that has been overseen by the Oakland County Road Commission, the City of Southfield and the Southfield Downtown Development Authority ... Read more

“Walk in” to get ideas for your startup

September 3, 2014

Oakland County is working with entrepreneurs to help get their businesses off the ground. Read more about “Walk In Start Up Thursdays,” where county experts will provide free small business counseling. Read more

Grow your business with the help of Oakland Business Connect

September 2, 2014

Entrepreneurs ready to grow their business can register with Oakland Business Connect, a “buy local” initiative for Oakland County. Click here to learn more, get information from the OBC Toolkit or visit Read more

Get Involved in Sept. 10 with the Relay for Life in Southfield

September 2, 2014

The Southfield Corporate Relay for Life, benefiting the American Cancer Society, will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. at Lawrence Tech. Clich here for more information on how you can get involved. Read more