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Imlay City, Imlay and Attica Townships are celebrating their victory in the first round of the America’s Best Communities competition, a $10 million initiative to stimulate economic revitalization in small towns and cities.


Frontier Communications, DISH Network, The Weather Channel and CoBank — the contest’s sponsors — recently announced Imlay City, Imlay and Attica Townships, as a collaborative effort, have advanced into the quarterfinals of this innovative competition, following selection from a pool of about 140 applicant teams by an independent group of expert judges. The team will now be awarded $50,000 to develop a comprehensive strategy to accelerate the revival of the local economy and improve quality of life.  
The team will continue to meet and discuss the next steps in regards to the contest and the grant money already awarded.  We will keep you posted on the progress but in the meantime, please share in our excitement!

Downtown Business Assistance 101

On Thursday, May 14 at 6pm at the city office, the DDA will host a presentation “Downtown Business Assistance 101”.  Representatives from the DDA, Lapeer Development Corporation and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation will present information regarding the variety of programs available to businesses located within our DDA district. 
Specifically, grant money that is available for facades and capital improvements and financing opportunities will be discussed.  The program will be geared to businesses located within the DDA district and the MEDC portion of the project will be directed toward businesses within our traditional downtown (Third and Almont).  The program is free to attend and will be a great resource for those established businesses and any entrepreneurs looking to locate within the DDA. 
Please contact the DDA at 724-2135 for more information.


The Imlay City SPARK meetings will resume Wednesday, May 20, 2015.  The first meeting of 2015 will be held at the city office beginning at 7pm.
The SPARK group is a team of volunteers from our community and businesses who want to make a difference in Imlay City.  The group was formed two years ago and has contributed several promotional ideas that have been implemented.
We would love to have you join our SPARK team.  We are looking for individuals with new ideas for our downtown and Imlay City.  Whether you have an idea for a capital improvement or a promotional event, we want you!
For more information please call the DDA at 724-2135.

2015 Farmers' Market

The Annual Farmers' Market opened on May 7th!  What a great day to kick off the season.  We had over 260 customers browse and buy as well as beautiful weather for the entire day!

Please come on down on Thursday's and check out our Vendor's selections, get your garden started, pick up a plant for your front porch or get an early jump on your Christmas shopping.

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for the 2015 season, please complete the application found below.  The market committee will review all applications and contact you once your application has been received.
The market will once again participate in food assistance programs and accept debit card transactions.
Please contact Heidi, market manager, at 724-2135 for further information or click here.

2015 Vendor Application

Welcome to Historic Downtown Imlay City!

Whether it is an abundance of things to do, or a pleasant smile and friendly atmosphere you desire, Imlay City’s Historic Downtown Depot District offers both. Nestled amongst the quiet tree-lined streets of Michigan’s Thumb Region, Downtown Imlay City provides locals and visitors a wealth of opportunity and possibility. With a great mix of businesses, outstanding service, and a pleasant environment, why go anywhere else? Please take a moment to visit our many shops, eateries and service establishments. We guarantee you will be greeted with a smile as you indulge in all Imlay City has to offer!

Buy Local

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority and the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce are proud sponsor the ongoing Buy Local Campaign.

Why Buy Local?  Click here to discover the importance of buying local.
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