About Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
DGRI is a community-powered enterprise responsible for city building and place-management in the urban core of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
100+ Citizen Advisors
7 Leadership Boards & Alliances
1 City-Building Mission
Our Leadership Network
Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) is the organization responsible for city building and place-management in the urban core of the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Established in 2013, DGRI serves as the singular management entity for the combined operations of the Downtown Development Authority, the Downtown Improvement District, and the Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority.
In addition to the Mayor-appointed boards of directors overseeing the unique operations of the DDA, DID, and Monroe North TIFA, DGRI is guided by a Board of Advisors and three separate Alliances - Livability, Vibrancy, and Investment - comprised of citizen volunteers.
In total, DGRI actively engages more than 100 unique individuals from metro Grand Rapids in the decision-making flow of the organization's fiduciary boards, advisory alliances and project steering committees. This robust leadership network, outlined below, ensures DGRI continually brings together people with different knowledge, perspective and experience to solve problems, identify opportunities and directly support the day-to-day work improving Grand Rapids' Downtown neighborhoods.
DDA Downtown Development Authority
Leverages private and public investment in the central business district.Learn more
DID Downtown Improvement District
Keeps the central city clean, attractive, friendly and eventful.Learn more
TIFA Monroe North TIFA
Leverages private and public investment in the Monroe North neighborhood.Learn more
AFI Alliance for Investment
Advises on infrastructure, planning, and other economic development initiatives.Learn more
AFV Alliance for Vibrancy
Advises on special events, marketing, promotions, and workforce support initiatives.Learn more
AFL Alliance for Livability
Advises on beautification efforts, safety, mobility, and asset management.Learn more