About DDI

Inside the Organization

Downtown Durham, Inc. (DDI) is a 501(c) 6 organization, formed in 1993 to serve as a catalyst for downtown revitalization. Learn more about this small, but mighty, organization.

Support DDI: Join Partners in Progress

Partners in Progress make it possible for DDI to continue the strategic economic development of downtown Durham, which benefits downtown businesses and residents, as well as the entire city and county, by generating increased revenue. Learn how you can be part of downtown Durham's exciting future.


The Ambassadors are the helping hands and friendly face of DDI. They work to keep downtown Durham clean and safe, and serve as knowledgeable and helpful points of contact for residents, business owners and visitors. Learn more about our stellar Ambassadors and all they do for the downtown Durham community, or use the online Service Request form to report a concern.


Film, dance, theatre, art, sports, even retail sales and specials. There's always something happening in downtown Durham. The DDI Event Calendar is the place to find out about up-to-the-minute events. Check it out.


Even longtime residents rely on maps to find all the new restaurants, stores and pop-up events happening downtown. Use our interactive online map, or download a map to take with you.


Looking for photos or bios of key staff? Check our media page. Find archived DDI media releases here, as well.

Downtown Durham, Inc.
115 Market St.
Suite 213
Durham, NC 27701

Downtown Durham, Inc. partners with the City, County and other nonprofit entities to benefit downtown and the entire community.

Partner organizations include:

City of Durham
Durham County
Durham Chamber of Commerce
Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau