"Transforming the Future Today" Work Program Released

After months of community input and evaluation, WDI has completed its work program for organization.  To learn more about about WDI's work program, click here.

Raising the Bar for a Better Downtown

The City of Wilmington tasked Wilmington Downtown Inc to evaluate a Municipal Service District.  Here is the final report along with additional information.  For the final report as well as additional information follow this link.  

Downtown Economic Series Luncheon

Join WDI as Margaret McCauley, from Principal of Downtown Works, discusses the "National Trends in Revitalizing Downtowns" on Thursday, March 24th.  Learn more about this exciting event.

Farmin’ Brands to Open Urban Food Market in Downtown Wilmington

Farmin’ Brands, Wilmington’s leading locally-sourced food purveyor, is pleased to announce its one-of-a-kind urban food market slated for Wilmington’s historic Downtown district.  Learn more about this exciting addition to Downtown here.  

Wilmington, NC

Downtown Wilmington is the economic and social hub for the region.  With boundaries spanning from the Cape Fear River to the west, Isabell Holmes Bride on the north, Memorial Bridge to the south and 5th Avenue to the east, Downtown is home to about 880 businesses, 10,800 workers and 2,100 residents. As a hospitality and tourism center, Wilmington also boasts an amazing riverwalk, hotels, convention and meeting space, museums, cultural facilities and one of the largest historic districts in the County.

WDI has been a part of the civic infrastructure since 1977.  The organization’s visionary and thoughtful approach, ability to forge key alliances and collaborations and responsiveness to constituent needs have all contributed to the growth and development of Downtown Wilmington since WDI’s inception.  Find out more about Downtown Wilmington.

Upcoming Events

Fourth Friday Gallery Walk
Fri, Jan 22 - Fri, Dec 23

CAPRICIOUS Live @BombersBevCo
Friday, February 12
at Bombers Bev Co.

Tea and Chocolate Pairing Class
Saturday, February 13
at Cape Fear Spice Merchants

ACS Spring Home Show
Fri, Feb 19 - Sun, Feb 21
at Wilmington Convention Center

Will Daube Duo & Pepe’s Taco Truck
Friday, February 19
at Flytrap Brewing

Cape Fear Heart Ball
Saturday, February 20
at Wilmington Convention Center