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Wilmington Downtown Inc.

Leaders continue push to make downtown better

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video Downtown leaders got more advice today on how to make the area better. At a luncheon, business leaders, property owners and real estate professionals discussed trends and issues that affect downtown. Full story...
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Council gives green light for MSD review for downtown

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videoWilmington City Council approved a resolution to allow Wilmington Downtown Inc. to evaluate an Municipal Service District for the Downtown area. Full story...
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Residents of Old Wilmington want new plan for parking deck property

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video The Water Street Parking Deck and the property it sits on have been hot topics around the city for close to a decade. Now the Residents of Old Wilmington are giving their two cents about the property’s future. Full story...
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WDI introduces new man in charge

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video After a nationwide search for a new president and CEO, Wilmington Downtown inc. Has its new leader. Out of 38 resumes, one stood out. Ed Wolverton has more than 28 years of downtown and economic development experience. It's experience he hopes will revitalize downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Hinnant bids farewell to Wilmington Downtown Inc.

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video Friday will be the last day on the job for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated’s leaders, John Hinnant. Hinnant became the Executive Director of WDI in June of 2006 and says he has loved serving the city. Full story...
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Hinnant to leave WDI

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videoJohn Hinnant is stepping down as the head of Wilmington Downtown Inc. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Failing downtown bulkhead means 2014 riverfront closure

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video It's one of the best known and most visited sites in historic downtown Wilmington. But some recent events have left engineers with a sinking feeling when it comes to the bulkhead under the Riverwalk. Full story...
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WDI walking tour to highlight impact of urban renewal downtown

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WDI's event will feature a unique collaboration between WDI CEO John Hinnant and retired New Hanover County Librarian Beverly Tetterton, a local historian. While walking and talking about the urban renewal that has taken place, photos will be on display to showcase the impacts of urban renewal on Wilmington's historic downtown. Full story...
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Downtown businesses cash in on Sundown Concert series

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videoWilmington downtown businesses looked to cash in on the Downtown Sundown Concert series’ crowd on Friday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mayor responds to Bring It! Downtown spending problem

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video Wilmington City Council met for the first time today since a WWAY investigation uncovered big questions about the way a marketing group set up to bring people to downtown Wilmington spent public dollars. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Bring It! Downtown misuses public money throwing party

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video A task force launched to market Downtown Wilmington misused public money, throwing a party last week that included more than $1,000 worth of alcohol, according to a member of a board overseeing the group. Full story...
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WWAY proud to be exclusive media partner of WDI's 'Downtown Sundown Concert Series'

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WDI kicks off Wilmington's annual signature Friday night concert series Friday May 24. This summer marks the 8th season for the Downtown Sundown, which began as an economic development promotion to attract people downtown in the late afternoon. It has grown to be one of the more popular FREE events in the region, attracting locals and tourists of all ages. Full story...
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Explore with George: The Shop Hop

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video Wilmington Downtown Incorporated has a brand new event to get everybody excited for shopping downtown. Full story...
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City leaders think downtown groups should consolidate

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video It's budget season for local governments. One potential way Wilmington City Council is discussing to save money is cutting down on the number of publicly-funded downtown advocacy groups. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: A look back at downtown

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video Wilmington Downtown Inc helps businesses build and grow in our city. They watch as the city develops and prospers in its historic setting. Full story...
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