Downtown Visions is the non-profit management company responsible for Wilmington’s downtown business improvement district.
Our mission is the creation, management, and promotion of a quality environment for people who live, work, and visit Downtown Wilmington. Together with Main Street Wilmington (est. 2007), we have realized great progress. Specifically, since Main Street Wilmington became a program within Downtown Visions in 2010, there have been dramatic improvements along Market Street, including:
· The completion of 28 building restoration projects – ranging from new business signage & the removal of 14 external security gates - to complete building façade restorations!
· The recruitment of Jerry’s Artarama to Market Street
· Grants provided to over 59 businesses including La Fia, Zaikka Indian Grill, 9th Street Books, Leo & Jimmy’s Flyogi and Sports Connection
These are all significant gains for Downtown Wilmington! But, how does Downtown Visions/Main Street Wilmington help Delaware at-large?
The Main Street Program is a proven, community-driven, and comprehensive methodology used to revitalize older, traditional business districts throughout the United States. Nationally, this program is spearheaded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation; a leading advocate for the preservation movement in the U.S. Together with Downtown Visions, Main Street Wilmington:
· Addresses the saving of historic buildings
· Promotes small business recruitment and retention to downtown Wilmington (resulting in employment opportunities)
· Assists in the marketing and promotion of downtown small businesses to help maximize their success (potentially expanding job opportunities)
· Offers The Façade Improvement Program - which provides construction jobs
Lastly, Main Street Wilmington relies on grants and donations. It receives no government funding. Therefore, all of these beneficial activities are made possible by people like you – people who understand how important a strong Downtown Wilmington is to all of Delaware. You can be a partner in this transformation as we continue to work ambitiously toward further improvement! By supporting the efforts of Main Street Wilmington with a contribution, you can be a part of real and meaningful positive change in Wilmington! Each dollar you invest will produce a return to our local economy.
Please support the efforts of Main Street Wilmington with a contribution today! Online donations can be made by visiting our website at www.downtownvisions.org/support