Why Do Business In Downtown Wilmington?

Business is booming in the Port City, especially Downtown. Bring your business to Downtown and become part of an unmatched ecosystem that includes over eight hundred other thriving businesses. We offer outstanding start-up and business support infrastructure, including incubators, accelerators, and business location and financing assistance. No matter where in the journey, know that Downtown Wilmington has a place for you!

Commercial Real Estate

Looking for a new space for your business to grow and prosper? You’ve found your people! Connect with local and experienced real estate agencies that can help you elevate your business to the next level.



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Microloan Program

Everyone has faced the struggles that have been presented by COVID-19, and none more than small businesses. Wilmington Downtown, iNC. is proud to introduce access to a new funding source through our Microloan Program. This program is designed to attract and retain businesses and jobs to the Downtown area. Through this difficult time, WDI is committed to supporting the local business community.

And now, thanks to a $25,000 grant from the Duke Energy Foundation, WDI is providing a $1,500 bonus check to businesses that secure a loan through this program.

This Microloan Assistance Grant (MAG) Program will provide a $1,500 grant to the first 15 closed Microloans!

Learn More About Our Microloan Program

Support As You Apply For Your Microloan

Apply For A Microloan

Facade Improvement Grant (FIG) Program

Wilmington Downtown, iNC (WDI) has designed a Façade Improvement Grant (FIG) Program to stimulate new investment Downtown. The program is also intended to provide an economic incentive for renovating building façades, and to encourage quality design and construction that enhances the historic character and the appearance of the Downtown area.

Learn More About Our Facade Improvement Grants

Apply For Your Facade Improvement Grant

Apply for the FIG Program

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