DBA and WDI shouldn't merge and shouldn't be forced to by the City. One is a business association and the other is an economic development agency. The first is for businesses to advocate for their concerns. The second is a government function. Tax dollars and lobbying don't mix. The Bring it Downtown campaign was designed by DPAC as a means to have one unified marketing campaign, one that might reach enough critical mass to be effective, and to use the Parking program's marketing dollars effectively. It is the vehicle through which all the downtown groups market jointly.
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