Downtown Wilmington is an ideal location for businesses of all sizes. Whether you're a one-person shop or a corporate headquarters, our downtown will suit your needs. Home to city government offices as well as federal and county courthouses, downtown is the heart of our city. You'll find the main branches of most major banks here, as well as a full range of business services and conference facilities. Getting here is a breeze, with immediate highway access to all major points in the southeast. You'll find downtown is a short drive to the airport as well as the beaches, and pretty much everywhere in between. The pedestrian-friendly Riverwalk - an approximately one mile boardwalk that frames the Cape Fear River - brings a steady flow of foot traffic to the area. Since downtown offers both metered parking and several convenient decks, access is easy for visitors and locals alike.
Working in beautiful downtown Wilmington almost feels like play. A skyline of ornate steeples frames an area rich with landmark buildings, pristinely restored historic homes, and lots of southern charm. Walking along a street still paved with its original bricks, you'll marvel at the harmony between historic artifacts and modern day advancements. The mighty Cape Fear River beckons, boasting a Riverwalk that will eventually span from bridge to bridge. Having a bustling business district just outside your office is invigorating, not to mention inspiring. Shopping, dining, and entertainment choices abound, as do friendly locals, gorgeous views, and the feeling that you've found the perfect balance between the past and future.
Charged with leading downtown's renaissance since 1977, WDI works to ensure the continued health and vitality of our Central Business District. We recruit businesses, encourage investment, promote positive change and act as a liasion between interest groups and government. A public-private partnership funded by the City, County, and private donations, WDI is a champion for downtown business and residents. We're proud of our historic riverfront community, and eager to spread the news that downtown Wilmington is quickly becoming one of the most attractive corporate addresses in the southeast.
Downtown Wilmington continues to grow as an ideal location for business and pleasure. In fact, our downtown is poised to become one of the most sought after business addresses in the southeast. The relocation of PPD's Worldwide Headquarters in 2008, the new Wilmington Convention Center and construction of the six-story Courtyard Marriott Hotel ensure that downtown WIlmington will enjoy a prosperous and dynamic future. We encourage you to become a part of it!