Become a Friend of Downtown 


We believe in the power of place. Together we can create a vibrant future built from a love of Downtown Statesville.

Not everyone owns a business or property downtown, but everyone can contribute to the ongoing success of downtown through our Friends of Downtown Campaign!

Your contribution is more than a donation; it is how we will help forge the connections to continue to stimulate and grow downtown. A vibrant downtown benefits the entire city and our success depends on people like you.
Together, we can keep downtown’s momentum going. We invite you to be a part of that success!

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is an independent 501c3 non-profit dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown. By supporting the organization’s activities and efforts, you support the economic vitality of Downtown through:

          • The marketing and promotion of our downtown as a destination and our small businesses
          • The creation of events that bring people to the district
          • The preservation of historic buildings
          • The connection of property owners with resources and prospective businesses
          • Education opportunities for entrepreneurs
          • Further collaboration with other organizations and entities to create synergy and incremental change

            Ultimately, we strive to create a place where people love to be. A place that values its history, but looks forward, ready for the future. 

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             We Build Community through events like: 

            • Wine Walk
            • Art Crawls
            • Friday After 5 Summer Concerts
            • Hops & Harmony Craft Brew Fest
            • Statesville Pumpkin Fest
            • Holiday Events and Small Business Saturday

            By promoting and working with existing and prospective business owners to establish and grow their businesses.

            By providing resources for historic restoration and reuse of Statesville’s historic assets. We connect building owners to prospective businesses.

            By improving the image of Downtown through marketing efforts as well as physical improvements and sidewalk enhancements.

            We work tirelessly to improve the appearance and economics of downtown, to create a place that people from all over the region love to be. A place that houses the best small businesses in the coolest buildings. A place that is entirely Statesville and unlike anywhere else. We invite you to eat downtown; to shop downtown; to play downtown. 


            And when you are here, look around. Admire the buildings that hold the history of our community. Smell the flowers that adorn the sidewalks. Shop the unique small businesses that are owned by your neighbors. See the people who make up this community we call home. And with that look around, we hope that you are inspired to get involved, to make a difference. Because it’s your downtown. 

            Thank you for your support.