Please read about our Information & Advocacy, Education Events, and Advisory services to see how DCI could partner with your agencies or association. Please feel free to give us a call to talk about how we can work together!
INFO & ADVOCACY
EDUCATION & EVENTS
DCI has worked with Colorado groups for over 35 years to ensure our members are aware of legislation, resources, and relevant projects. DCI is the professional organization for downtown management organizations and financing, with special emphasis on business improvement districts (BIDs), Downtown Development Authorities (DDAs), and Urban Renewal Authorities (URAs).
We also work to build stronger merchant associations and chambers, creative and main street districts, and to apply for district and non-profit designations.
DCI also 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.