Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authority Plan

Available Commercial Properties for sale or lease in Downtown

List of Suggested Businesses

Pop Up Shop Program

The Downtown Development Authority will assist people looking to open a commercial business in Bessemer.

Assistance available

  • Up to $500/ month in rental assistance for up to 6 months
  • 1:1 dollar match for upgrades with owners approval up to $500.

Contact the City Manager at 906-663-4311 for more information.

Board Members

  • Adam Zak
  • Dustin Filippini
  • Dave Osier
  • Dan Whitburn
  • Jim Durkee
  • Cheryl Leskoviansky
  • Steve Hamilton
  • Kara Bjorkquist
  • Bridget O'Sullivan

If you are interested in being on the board, download our application and send it in!

The Bessemer Downtown Development Authority meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 4:00 PM, unless there is a conflict with holidays, in the DDA Room at City Hall located at 411 S Sophie, Bessemer, MI 49911.
• January 10th
• February 14th
• March 14th
• April 11th
• May 9th
• June 13th
• July 11th
• August 8th
• September 12th
• October 10th
• November 14th
• December 12th
All meetings are open to members of the public under Michigan’s Open Meetings Act.
This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended. The Open Meetings Act,
MCL41.72a (2) (3) and the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact Bessemer’s Clerk at 906-667-0333 at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting.