Marquette DDA Announces MEDC Match on Main Grant Award

Posted on June 16, 2020
Marquette, MI- The Marquette Downtown Development Authority (MDDA) has been awarded a $50,000 Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Match on Main grant, which is aimed at supporting the COVID-19 economic recovery efforts of small local businesses.This grant will support 15 businesses located within Downtown Marquette’s boundaries. A committee set up by the MDDA determined which applying businesses were selected for inclusion in the application for support and at what desired grant amounts based upon a variety of criteria set forth by both the MEDC and the MDDA. The application window was May 13 through May 22, 2020 for Downtown Marquette businesses.
“We are delighted that the Marquette Downtown Development Authority’s Match on Main application was approved by the MEDC and that 15 of our downtown businesses will be receiving crucial financial support as they recover from the COVID-19 shutdown,” said Rebecca Salmon, MDDA Executive Director. “These funds will help ensure that Downtown Marquette will continue to be a vibrant place for both residents and visitors to enjoy.”
Twenty-two communities around Michigan have been awarded a total of $993,984 in grants. The grants are being awarded through an expansion of MEDC’s Match on Main program. A total of 299 small businesses around Michigan are receiving assistance through the program.
The full list of businesses receiving support through the 2020 Match on Main grants can be found here: https://www.miplace.org/match-on-main/):
The Match on Main–COVID-19 Response program was opened up to all 286 engaged and certified Redevelopment Ready Communities across the state of Michigan, in addition to the Michigan Main Street communities that traditionally participate in the program. The expanded program also waived the matching requirement for the small business applicant which is required to receive funding under the traditional Match on Main program.
For questions regarding the MDDA’s award of the 2020 Match on Main Grant, Please contact Rebecca Salmon, Marquette Downtown Development Authority Executive Director at becky@downtownmarquette.org or by phone at (906) 228-9475.