Community & Economic Development
MMDC's community & economic development work keeps the District's heart beating strong. From creating retail incubation opportunities along commercial corridors to providing services for businesses looking to open or grow here in the Medical District, MMDC works to ensure that the District is one of the best places to do business. We help the District work for its residents by connecting them to job opportunities and MMDC works to strengthen local, minority and women owned businesses by connecting them with procurement opportunities.
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Featured Project: Edge Alley
Edge Alley combines a conventional business enterprise— neighborhood café—with an innovative new idea — incubating several micro-retailers and budding entrepreneurs.
Recognizing the immense potential of their location at 600 Monroe, Edge Alley’s ownership consulted early in their development process with MMDC about how they might realize their vision for this concept.
MMDC was able to provide a pre-development grant that connected the Edge Alley team with a local architecture firm who delivered initial renderings. MMDC also help manage a competitive application process through which entrepreneurs were selected to incubate in one of Edge Alley’s four micro-retail bays. In addition, MMDC worked closely with entrepreneurs to help grow and sustain their businesses.
To learn more about opportunities to start or grow your business in the District, please contact Vonesha Mitchell.