The City's vibrant downtown boasts a cross-section of intriguing retail and dining establishments that appeal to residents and visitors of all ages. Marshall's prestigious downtown received the Michigan Main Street award in 2003 to revitalize and sustain the downtown and its businesses. Marshall was also named one of the Dozen Distinctive Destinations of 2004 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
The Marshall Downtown Development Authority / Main Street is an organization with a mission to: revitalize and sustain long-term economic stability for downtown business in order to provide an attractive place to shop, live, and work while enhancing the historic identity of this community. The Marshall Downtown Development Authority (DDA) adopted the Main Street Four Point Approach and the name Marshall Main Street to forge a new strategy and direction to comprehensively revitalize downtown Marshall