As the economic redevelopment engine for Downtown Ferndale, the Ferndale DDA helps businesses and the community prosper by developing and offering a wide range of programs and assistance, designed to make businesses stronger and the district more viable.  Powered by its technical expertise, valuable network of contacts and ready access to pertinent information, the Ferndale DDA is able to assist businese with just about anything they need assistance with.  It is the ongoing mission of the Ferndale DDA to reaffirm the economic viability of the district by strengthening each and every one of its 350+ businesses.

Ways the Ferndale DDA  produces results:

Marketing & Public Relations

  • Downtown Event Participation & Sponsorships
  • Group Adveritising in Print, Radio, TV/Cable, Internet, Billboard
  • Recognition/access to Downtown Ferndale’s Social Media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, You Tube, etc.
  • Editorial Recognitation and/or Coupon Placement in Downtown Ferndale’s EBblast Newsletter
  • FREE listing in Downtown Ferndale Business Guide (next edition)
  • FREE listing on
  • Publicity/Media Story Creation & Dissemination

Public Improvements & Maintenance

  • Streetscape Improvement Projects
  • Landscape & Flower Installation & Maintenace
  • Wayfinding & Directional Signage
  • Needs Assessment & Planning

​ Issue Management & Advocacy

  • Government Issues & Policies (Local, State & National)
  • Landlord/Tenant Relations
  • Consumer Assistance

​Financial Assistance

  • DDA Build Program Finanical Incentive – 20% Reimbursement for Exterior Improvements
  • Free Main Street Oakland County Design Assistance Program
  • Assistance with State, National & Historic Tax Incentives

Business Start Up, Development & Education

  • Market Research & Analysis
  • Assitance with Permits, Applications, Zoning
  • Prperty Listing on
  • Consultations Services & Workshops
  • Monthly ENewsletter with Business Information, Tips & Events
  • Monthly Business & Start Up Networking