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.

DDI Events

Downtown Durham, Inc. hosts three major events per year, including the Annual Meeting, which recaps the organization's accomplishments over the past year and honors those who have been part of downtown Durham's success; a Speaker Series, which brings national and international experts to Durham to present forward-thinking concepts that catalyze conversation and spur policy debates; and the State of Downtown Durham, which updates and highlights what's happening in downtown Durham and what's on the horizon.


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
[email protected]

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