Please read about our Information & Advocacy, Education Events, and Advisory services to see how DCI 's innovative strategies can help your community overcome challenges, enhance partnerships, and build capacity! Please feel free to call our office to talk more about how we can work together!

Since 1982, DCI has been the go to resource to connect and link in to tools and the latest innovation for vibrant downtowns. 

DCI is the professional organization for downtown champions from the local government, Main Street or Creative District group, chamber, merchants association, business improvement districts (BIDs), Downtown Development Authorities (DDAs), and Urban Renewal Authorities (URAs). 

DCI sends out information on relevant legislation, the newest tools and projects and successes from peer communities both large and small. 

DCI  advocates for members by showcasing successful projects and referring member groups for projects and positions. 

Share your jobs, RFPs, project success story, or resume and DCI will help you get the word out. 

DCI has a robust offering of public and private events some of which include:

  • Our annual statewide Vibrant Downtown Event held each spring;
  • Quarterly City Builder Series geared to provide high level content on issues impacting downtowns such as housing,  mobility, workforce, and more.
  • One day Downtown Institutes tailored to address a specific community need and bring resources and peer communities to town to assist. 
  • DCI also provides small business training, housing strategy workshops, and webinars as requested. 

DCI's unique model works with community members to understand their needs for guidance and planning around moving forward with the community vision. 

DCI then takes the community needs back to our broad pool of Business Associate Members to find the skills our communities need. DCI coordinated advisory teams to help the communities become familiar with the consultants, skills, and timing to get their project done. 

DCI also helps the community to outline an action plan based on existing assets and partners already active in the community. 

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