Bridgeport Charter Township established its Downtown Development Authority (DDA) under Michigan Public Act 197 of 1975 and gave the DDA all the powers available to it under State law. The Bridgeport Township DDA was created to encourage economic development and to increase tax base in the community. It is responsible for making public improvements, and may offer other incentives to businesses locating with its DDA District. The Bridgeport Charter Township DDA now operates under the New Michigan Public Act 57 of 2018.