About DDI

Who We Are

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.

Our Impact

Through these initiatives, DDI works to build a clean, safe, welcoming and vibrant downtown community where residents, merchants, businesses, and visitors can thrive.

Diversity Statement

We Believe

  • Diversity is the foundation of Durham’s vitality and creativity.
  • Downtown is the heart of Durham. It is welcoming to everyone and must reflect and honor Durham’s diversity.
  • Diversity includes shared success in the form of access to ownership of businesses and property in downtown and adjacent corridors.

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.

307 W. Main St. Suite 102
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-682-2800

[email protected]


Tell Us About It

What’s great about downtown Durham, and what could be better? Your thoughts are always welcome.


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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
Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce
Discover Durham