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Wilmington Downtown, Inc.
225 Water St.
Wilmington, NC

(910) 763-7349

WDI's mission is to promote the conomic growth and develpment of downtown Wilmington. Culturall vibrant and economically prosperous, downtown Wilmington is natinally recognized for its outstanding qulfy of life.

WDI was originally formed as D.A.R.E. (Downtown Area Revitalization Effort) in 1977 as a public-private partnership between the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and the private sector. The organization has had many successes over the past 34 years. Today, the six main areas of focus for WDI are business recruitment, business retention, quality of life, developer services, fundraising and public outreach.

WDI is partially funded by the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County, but relies heavily on private donations. Our organization is able to operate with the support of our partners. WDI is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are tax-deductible as allowed by the IRS. Membership is $50. See their website for more information.


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