The April Issue of Out & About Magazine is filled with great stories about exciting things happening in Downtown Wilmington.
We are also honored to be featured in one of the articles this month, here's an excerpt:
Downtown Visions recently expanded its business development efforts by partnering with the city’s Economic Development office and another nonprofit, the Wilmington Renaissance Corporation, to create the Wilmington Storefront Project. This initiative identifies available retail locations in the downtown business district and assists businesses desiring to locate there by providing grants of up to $25,000 to fit out their shops as well as support their marketing and social media efforts.
The program has helped about 30 businesses so far, Hageman says.
Even with 21 new businesses opening downtown last year, more retail is needed to complement the recent growth of residential properties along Market Street, he says. “We want the world to know that downtown Wilmington is open for business,” he says.
I am appreciative of all of the recognition Downtown Visions has been receiving, but I want everyone to know how much of that recognition is earned by the men and women who work here at Downtown Visions as well as to the entrepreneurs, business leaders, artists, residents, and visitors who make Downtown Wilmington such a vibrant and exciting place.