Wilmington, NC - The North Carolina Downtown Development Association has elected Ed Wolverton to serve on the Board of Directors for the organization. Wolverton lives in Wilmington and serves as the President and CEO of Wilmington Downtown Incorporated.
The North Carolina Downtown Development Association (NCDDA) is a state-wide, membership organization made up of towns, downtown organizations, urban planners, economic developers and private professionals. The primary purpose of the non-profit is to connect a state-wide network of people and organizations involved and interested in downtown revitalization. NCDDA functions as a center for information, a clearinghouse of ideas, and an advocate for public policy that supports downtown revitalization. Wolverton will be representing the Region 3 district.
“I am appreciative and humbled to be elected by my colleagues and peers as a Board member of this important organization,” said Wolverton. “While honored on a personal level, I think the selection is also a validation of the community’s successful efforts in revitalizing the center city,” he added.
NCDDA provides several ongoing planning and economic development programs for its members. In May 2019, the group unveiled data demonstrating the economic impact of Downtowns across the State in FY 18-19. The data showed 834 new businesses generating 9,906 new jobs in North Carolina downtowns during the fiscal year. Downtowns had an annual economic impact of $2,292,000,000 in the state. The organization took an active role to support the State Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program and the reauthorization is pending the final approval of the State budget. In November 2019, the Board of Directors will meet in Wilmington to set its work program for the next two years.
“The organization includes a number of visionary leaders and they are committed to developing and implementing programs that will grow communities and Downtowns across the entire State,” said Wolverton. “I look forward to helping achieve NCDDA’s goals,” he said.
About the North Carolina Downtown Development Association
The North Carolina Downtown Development Association is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional membership organization with a dynamic mission to advance downtowns throughout the state. NCDDA is led by a 21-member volunteer board of directors, which meets quarterly.
About Wilmington Downtown Incorporated
WDI's mission is to promote the economic growth and development of Downtown Wilmington