About Downtown Statesville Development Cooperation

It Comes Together Downtown
Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization charged with administering the Main Street program for Statesville and whose mission is to champion, promote and lead Downtown Statesville as the economic, social and cultural engine in the region. This is achieved in collaboration with public-private partners working together to enhance the appearance, desirability, and vitality of downtown. 

DSDC has administered the Statesville Main Street Program at the local level since 1982. The organization is governed by a 18-member Board of Directors and has numerous volunteer committees including the Promotions Committee, Design Committee, Economic Vitality Committee, and Organization Committee that work to implement our programs, goals, and objectives.

Our goal is to create an environment that fosters the redevelopment of Downtown Statesville’s Central Business District and serves as a catalyst for private development and public partnerships.

Our Mission

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) champions, promotes and leads Downtown Statesville as the economic, social and cultural engine in the region. This is achieved in collaboration with public-private partners working together to enhance the appearance, desirability and vitality of downtown.

Our Vision
Downtown is the center of community life for Statesville and Iredell County, and exemplifies the characteristics of a livable and walkable neighborhood. Fostering a collection of independently owned destination businesses for goods and services, downtown is the hub of diverse cultural amenities, entertainment, governmental and educational experiences.
Our Team
Our team consists of 2 full-time members of staff. Our office is located at 104 Court Street, Suite B. Normal operating Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Brittany Marlow, Executive Director
  • Liz Petree, Community Engagement Manager
Annual Budget 
The 2021/2022 operating budget for DSDC is approximately $259,000. Funding comes from the following sources:
  • Municipal Service District Tax. (Approximately 42%)
  • City Appropriation. (Approximately 21%)
  • Miscellaneous, i.e. fundraising and events. (Approximately 37%)

Our Statistics


Statistical AccomplishmentsFiscal Year 2019/20201982-Present
Facades Improvements1162
Building Renovation2193
Net Job Gain (not including part-time)221011
Net Business Gain4227
New Public Investment$2,148,757$59,401,318
New Private Investment$2,261,417$57,523,976
Total Investment$4,410,174$83,025,487

Board and Committee Information


The DSDC Board of Directors is comprised of 17 volunteers that share a common vision for Downtown Statesville and direct and administer activities implemented by a full-time staff. Board members serve voluntary three-year terms and represent a diverse population of interests, including downtown merchants, property owners, businesses, educational institutions and other community organizations. The Board meets once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday at noon.

Board of Directors

Wes Davidson - Chairman
First Flight Bicycles

Carla Steele, Treasurer
Norris, Stewart & Ralston 

Alex Prinster - Secretary
AP Vintage Motors  .

Billy Buck Blevins
WAME Radio Station   

Joe Bondi
Red Buffalo Brewing Co.  

Jason Cole 
Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill/ Broad Street Burger Co.

Jim Duffey
American Renaissance School

Jennifer Grant
Native Cueticals/Stanter Consulting

Donald Hicks, Jr.
Statesville Housing Authority

Doug Hendrix
blueharbor bank

Stamey Holland
Holland Realty

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Realty Group

Edwin LLerena
Edwin's Hair Studio

Larry Schaeffer
Design Associates, Inc.

CJ Sudman 
Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing

Ex Officios

Chief David Onley
Statesville Police Department

Asst, Chief John Ivarsson
Statesville Police Department

Shannon Viera, President
Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce

Jessica Stewart
Iredell County Economic Development Corp.

Cindy Sutton
Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Costi Kutteh, Mayor 
City of Statesville

Scott Harrell, Asst. Manager
City of Statesville

Design Committee

Kevin Hollifield
Jenkins Cleaners

Robb Collier

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Group, Inc.

Marci Sigmon
City Of Statesville Planning Department

CJ Sudman
Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing

Promotions Committee

Jason Cole 
Twisted Oak Bar & Grill 

Cathy Cash
Piedmont Folkways

Amye Burks

Statesville Civic Center

Alex Walker
Walker, Robinson, Clark

Valerie Chambers
Red Buffalo Brewing Co.

Cindy Sutton - Chairman
Spokeology

Nancy Davis
City of Statesville

Wes Davidson
First Flight Bicycles

Economic Vitality Committee

Doug Hendrix - Chairman
blueharbor bank

Carla Steele
Norris, Stewart & Ralston

John Childress
Banner Drug

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Group, Inc.

Joe Bondi
Red Buffalo Brewing Co. 

Carole Hendrix
OPUS Financial Advisors Inc.

Matthew Pierce
Iredell County Economic Development Corporation 

Wes Davidson
First Flight Bicycles

Tip Nicholson 
Statesville ABC Board

Cheryl Matthews
Johnson’s Greenhouse

Organization Committee

Wes Davidson - Chairman
First Flight Bicycles

Carla Steele, Treasurer
Norris, Stewart & Ralston
Alex Prinster, Secretary
AP Vintage Motors