"The driving force behind the DDA is one of community togetherness. When everyone works together in the community, local businesses and organizations flourish and ensure the prosperity of the community for future generations."
The 13 member Downtown Development Authority (DDA), sponsored by the Village Council, has set its priorities and goals that are imperative to the revitalization of the Village of Paw Paw.
The retention and recruitment of new business is one of the top goals. The DDA provides financial incentives (grants and loans) to businesses and property owners for painting, facade improvements and repairs to the their buildings. These grants and loans are available to our existing business and property owners as well as new businesses and property owners.
The DDA will provide funds to beautify the Paw Paw shopping district along the M-40/Kalamazoo Street corridor leading to town from I-94. The DDA proposes and funds changes to the streetscape (planters, trees, accessories, sidewalks, parking areas, etc.) in Paw Paw. The DDA's efforts to stimulate business growth in the village are all part of the Authority's revitalization plan. These efforts have met with overwhelming support from the community and local organizations.