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

DDA conducts study for possible wellness center

August 22, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — A new Medical Wellness Center could soon be added to the downtown Southfield skyline, depending on the results of a study conducted by the Downtown Development Authority and several local organizations. The study is being managed by KIRCO Health Partners and is set to begin by late August. KIRCO ... Read more

Southfield DDA studying wellness center concept

August 22, 2014

SOUTHFIELD — The Southfield Downtown Development Authority is looking to take advantage of the booming investment in the health care industry in the city by exploring the possibility of a Medical Wellness Center within DDA borders. There are three major players in the health care industry in the city — St. ... Read more

Southfield Looks to Draw Medical Wellness Center

August 22, 2014

Following several health care-related investments in Southfield, a medical wellness center may be just what the city needs for continued growth. To that end, the Southfield Downtown Development Authority has joined with local employers and organizations to lead a feasibility study for such a facility. “We believe that (a medical wellness ... Read more

Downtown Southfield is the Place to Be

August 22, 2014

Southfield does not have a traditional “downtown” the way we understand traditional downtowns in cities small and large. There is no picturesque Main Street with wrought iron lampposts and perennial flower landscaping lined with charming historic buildings that house independently-owned boutiques and pre-Prohibition-themed craft cocktail bars, and no cluster of ... Read more

DDA Medical Wellness Center Study featured in dBusiness

August 11, 2014

Read more about how the the Southfield DDA and several partners are gauging the feasible of a wellness center within the Authority. Read more

Southfield Downtown Development Authority leads collaboration for Medical Wellness Center feasibility study

August 5, 2014

Southfield, Mich. – The Southfield Downtown Development Authority is partnering with several local employers and organizations on a phase one feasibility study for a new Medical Wellness Center within the DDA’s borders. The study is slated to begin by late August and is being managed by KIRCO Health Partners, a healthcare ... Read more

Oakland Prosper Features Southfield DDA Growth

August 5, 2014

Read about the Southfield DDA’s $107 million impact in Oakland County Prosper Read more

Dr. Daveda Colbert brings emphasis on education to the Southfield DDA board of directors

May 1, 2014

In less than four full years, Superintendent Dr. Daveda Colbert has helped the Oak Park School District to experience enrollment growth while eliminating a more than $8,000 annual deficit. And during that time, she has also brought her vision of the importance of education to the Southfield DDA as one ... Read more

OCC Invests in Southfield DDA with Property Purchase

May 1, 2014

The 17-story North Park Plaza along 9 Mile Road in the Southfield DDA was purchased in March by Oakland Community College (OCC) for $2.5 million. Located west of OCC’s current Southfield campus, North Park Plaza includes 296,000 square feet of space. Built in 1972 and renovated seven years ago, the building ... Read more

Southfield named as a top-performing community fostering growth and development

February 1, 2014

Southfield was named as one of the 38 top performing communities at fostering entrepreneurial growth and economic development in an annual study by researchers at the iLabs, University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research. Southfield was one of just 21 communities to be named a 5-star community, according to the study. ... Read more