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. 

Explore the tools below to connect with us around the areas that interest you. We look forward to doing business with you!

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Business Support

MMDC will walk you through the business support options that are available to you if you are looking to start or grow your business in the Medical District. Support we can provide ranges from business planning and securing loans to assisting business tenants and property owners with making improvements to the actual buildings the businesses are in.

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Financial Incentives

MMDC's financial incentives are designed to put dollars where they will make the most impact for businesses and property owners. Our current incentives can be used for pre-development, facade, fences, lighting and signage.


Retail Incubation

A thriving economy brings in all sorts of development, including retail and other service businesses. MMDC's micro-retail and retail incubators provides spaces for highly motivated entrepreneurs to learn retail skills relatively quickly and test their business concepts in the District.

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Location Assistance

Though we are not brokers, MMDC's location assistance is intended to connect businesses looking to locate in the District with available spaces. MMDC can also support property owners in securing tenants for vacant spaces.


BOXLOT: Unboxing September 2019

Micro-retail and music lounge in the Edge District.
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