The Virginia Downtown Development Association is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization Created in 1982, VDDA focuses on the importance of Virginia’s downtowns.
The mission is to bring attention to the significance of historic downtowns to Virginia’s economic vitality.
VDDA also enhances the effectiveness of organizations, individuals and communities to foster vibrant economic development.
Downtown revitalization can lead to so many benefits to a community including; business retention, housing rehabilitation, economic development and employment recruitment to just name a few items that can be improved through downtown revitalization. As you are focusing on new groups to join that can help you with professional development, VDDA is the perfect organization that balances the need for professional development and networking along with keeping the costs for your membership manageable for your organization’s budget.
“VDDA understands that in this current economy it can be difficult to join new organizations. The cost to become a VDDA member for 2010 is only $125 and offers you the opportunity to meet professionals from various fields including: economic development professionals, elected officials, business owners, architects and many other stakeholders who are interested in revitalizing Virginia’s historic downtowns.”
“VDDA brings current issues addressed at a national level to a local forum to make critical information more readily available to Virginia’s communities. Virginia’s unique character is an important resource and the preservation of Virginia’s historic downtowns strengthens the economic health of our communities. VDDA is Virginia’s only multi-disciplinary association dedicated to the revitalization of Virginia’s historic downtowns and we hope you will join us today.”
“Downtowns offer so much value to the community, they connect, they produce a solid tax base, they create jobs and they are usually where the best restaurants are found.
VDDA offers everyone interested in downtowns - either as a place for leisure, work, home or investing to connect and learn more about what’s working and what’s not.”
— Stewart F.