Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
Facilitates financial and tax incentives for companies who choose to redevelop an identified qualified property. Michigan’s Brownfield law is designed to encourage and assist developers who want to return property to productive use more quickly and at a lower cost than before, while still protecting human health and natural resources. Owners and operators of contaminated sites are no longer required to pay for cleanup actions unless they caused the contamination. Flexible cleanup standards give developers the option of proposing a solution to historical contamination based on future use of the property.
The Mackinac Economic Alliance maintains and up-to-date list of potential brownfield properties found here.
St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority
The State of Michigan passed the Downtown Development Authority Act (PA 197 of 1975) to give municipalities a tool for improving the quality of downtown areas. The DDA is responsible for the planning and implementation of economic development and prevention of deterioration in the downtown business district.