"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.

Is it time for a Special Service District in Downtown Wilmington?

We are all hearing a word used more and more to characterize what’s happening in Downtown Wilmington. That word is ‘transformation’!  What type of services and improvements—beyond those already provided by the City—that you would like to see provided Downtown. To learn more about a Special Service District, click here.  

Downtown’s Changing Skyline:  A Six-pack of Projects

WDI will be hosting a Fall Economic Series event on November 19 that will discuss how the private sector is responding to the unprecedented growth in downtown Wilmington with a variety of projects that are expanding the local economy, growing the tax base and reshaping the Downtown skyline.  Click here to learn more about this event.  

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 23 - Fri, Dec 25

1 Hour Sightseeing Cruise on Captain J.N. Maffitt
Wed, Jun 24 - Sat, Oct 31
at The Henrietta Lot

Live @ Bailey's!
Mon, Sep 7 - Mon, Oct 26
at Bailey Theater Park

Saturday, October 10
at Bombers Bev Co.

Cinematique Presents: "Learning to Drive"
Mon, Oct 12 - Wed, Oct 14
at Thalian Hall

The Rocky Horror Show
Thu, Oct 15 - Sun, Nov 1
at City Stage Co.