Become a Partner


Who Should Join WDI?

WDI is the City’s and County’s designated non-profit partner to present a unified voice on behalf of the diverse business and property owners in Downtown.  Our 37-member Board of Directors and staff meet this directive by promoting economic growth and development in Downtown, making this a better place to live, work, shop, dine, visit, play and invest. 

Your contributions allow us to continue initiatives to grow the local economy.  These include helping business owners address growth and operating issues, encouraging economic programs for film and historic preservation projects, monitoring and recommending public safety improvements, informing residents about activities and services available in Downtown and many other programs. 

WDI’s economic development efforts are guided by a collaborative process that follows a comprehensive and sustainable approach that includes five active committees and dozens of volunteers.  Your generosity can ensure our continued success and the sustained operation of these Downtown development efforts.

Investing in Downtown Wilmington will make a positive impact on many projects and the customers, clients, workers and residents that are part of our historic core.  We are hopeful you will join this successful effort by supporting Downtown with a donation by the end of this year. 

WDI is committed to continue providing critical services that will generate economic value for all area residents.  The WDI Board of Directors hopes that you will partner with us to grow the local economy by providing financial support for our revitalization efforts.  

Partnership Levels

  • Supporting            $100
  • Advancing            $250
  • Steering                $500
  • Guiding                 $1,000
  • Sustaining            $2,500
  • Visionary              $5,000+ 

Why Join?

WDI provides a range of services to all businesses downtown.  Your support allows us to provide these services for all businesses downtown.  These services include:

  • Statistics on downtown trends and real estate development projects
  • Group or customized presentations on the State of Downtown (subject to staff availability)
  • Invitation to networking events and discounted event tickets
  • Assistance in hosting grand opening ceremonies as your business opens or expands
  • Website link at to your company website
  • Volunteer Opportunities with WDI committees and events
  • Access to valuable publications and newsletters (Downtown Map & Guide, Annual Report - the State of Downtown Wilmington, Downtown Wilmington e-newsletter)

To learn learn more about the Partnership level and benefits, click here.  Advertising opportunities and event sponsorships are also available. Please contact our office at (910) 763-7349 for more information. 

Choose Your Level