Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

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How to Start Your Business Webinar
Considering self-employment? Starting a new business? This is the webinar for you! Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. Startup costs, financing options and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started. Free, Tuesday, January 12th, 6pm - 8pm, Register here!

Would you like to join our team and help keep developing Evart Main Street and downtown into a lively and beautiful community? Fill out the application today!

ddaMeet the DDA Director
Check out the January Newsletter here!

 Eric previously served as President of Preservation Detroit, the city's oldest and largest historic preservation nonprofit, and has experience in economic development, grant writing, and real estate, earning a Master's in Urban Planning from Wayne State University in December. His goal is to build on the strong foundation of the city to create a sustainable local economy that keeps money invested right here in Evart. Please join us in welcoming Eric to our city!

Contact Eric via email: or by phone (231) 734-0185.

Eric will be in the Evart office at 211 N. Main street on the following dates: 

Coming soon! 

Board Members:

Alan Bengry - Holihan Drugs Store, President
Shannon Schmidt - Unit Assistant, Vice President
Lynn Salinas - Taylor Insurance, Treasurer
Molly Cataldo - Edward Jones, Secretary
Jason O'Dell - Evart Middle School, Member
June-Marie Essner - Juneberry Cottage, Member
Sarah Dvoracek -  City Manager, ex officio