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The Heart of North Carolina

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About Downtown Asheboro Inc.

About Downtown Asheboro Inc. 

Downtown Asheboro Inc. (DAI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to creating a vibrant downtown district through preservation-based community revitalization. Our focus is to foster and stimulate economic growth and development downtown through four key pillars: Organization, Economic Vitality, Promotion, and Design, each playing a pivotal role in reshaping the landscape of Downtown Asheboro. We are an accredited member of the North Carolina Main Street Program and the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

This mission of Downtown Asheboro Inc. is accomplished through a dynamic public-private partnership, uniting downtown stakeholders, the City of Asheboro, and institutional partners who share a common vision of a thriving Asheboro. DAI is led by a full time Executive Director and receives guidance from a volunteer Board of Directors composed of downtown business owners, property holders, and civic leaders.

Our Vision:

In the heart of North Carolina, Asheboro proudly serves as the gateway to the world's largest natural habitat zoo, the North Carolina Zoo. Downtown is entrepreneurial, artistic, and innovative. This eclectic mix provides a welcoming atmosphere for all and encourages a growing and forward-thinking environment for small business and residential living.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Downtown Asheboro Inc. is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.

Asheboro is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  Downtown Asheboro Inc. is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation. 

Meet Our Team

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Our Staff

Addie Corder, Executive Director

Call: 336-610-2628 | Email: click here

Addie is a Randolph County native and a 2015 graduate of
Providence Grove High School. She received her Bachelor of
Science in Political Science from Western Carolina University in
2019, followed by her Master of Public Affairs from Western
Carolina University in 2021. 

Our Board of Directors 

Downtown Asheboro Inc. is governed by a Board of Directors which establishes the strategic framework and vision for the downtown district. If you are interested in joining the Board of Directors, please email the Executive Director here.

Board of Directors:

Al LaPrade, Board Chair Ready Telecom

Reynolds Lisk, Vice Chair Asheboro/Randolph Chamber of Commerce Appointee

Barbara Gallimore, Secretary/Treasurer The Flying Pig

Kelly Heath, Asheboro Randolph Community College

Dr. Thomas Osteen, Rhinoleap Productions

Christie Luckenbach, Luckenbach Properties

Wendi Mink, Minkology

Kathy Homiller, City of Asheboro Appointee

Carina Torres Muro, Luxe Lash Studio

Support Opportunities

Volunteer:

As a nonprofit organization, Downtown Asheboro Inc is always looking for volunteers to help us further our mission. Volunteering your time and talents with us is not only a great way to give back - it's also a wonderful opportunity to try something new, make friends, and most importantly, have FUN! We would love to have you join us.

Committees: 

Are you passionate about Downtown Asheboro? Consider joining one of our three committees: Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality. These committees meet once a month and work to implement the goals established in the Downtown Asheboro Inc. Master Plan of Work.

Are you ready to get involved? Click the button below to reach out about opportunities to volunteer with our organization.
 

Main Street Program

We Are a Proud NC Main Street Designated Community

Our Impact: 

​As the NC Main Street program administrator for Asheboro, Downtown Asheboro Inc. (DAI) has continued our mission of creating a vibrant downtown by promoting economic development through historic preservation. Since our program inception in 2020, we have helped foster over $13 million in private investment in our downtown district, resulting in a net gain of 11 businesses, 29 full-time jobs, and 31 part-time jobs. In the 2022/2023 fiscal year, we welcomed 50 new residential units to our downtown footprint in the Church Street Lofts, saw 3 buildings completely renovated, and 5 facades improved. Our promotional efforts, including the Friday Night Rock’n the Park concert series, brought over 15,000 visitors to our downtown district from across the region. This impact wouldn’t be possible without the community stakeholders who have invested their time and efforts into the community, volunteering over 1,450 hours since 2020.

To learn more about our organization, read the full annual reinvestment statistics and program impact report for the 2022/2023 fiscal year below.

North Carolina Main Street Rural Planning Center
The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center is North Carolina's state coordinating program for Main Street America. The NC Main Street staff are charged by the NC Department of Commerce to facilitate downtown economic development, using the Main Street America Four Point Approach, in designated communities. The Main Street Approach™ is centered around economic development strategies that will transform downtown. These strategies articulate a focused path to revitalizing or strengthening a downtown economy. Designated NC Main Street community's work is organized around the Four Point Approach: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization.

The selection process is competitive. The NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center's Downtown Associate Community is the first step towards the NC Main Street Designation. Communities are selected every other year via a competitive application process. North Carolina municipalities, with an identifiable traditional downtown business district and a certified population under 50,000 are eligible to apply to the Center for services under the Downtown Associate Community program. Selected communities will receive three years of downtown revitalization technical assistance services from the NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center and may have the opportunity to move up to Main Street designation upon successful completion of the program.
 

Learn More: NC Main Street & Rural Planning Center

The National Main Street Program | Main Street America™
 

Main Street America™ has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today it is a network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, who share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. Main Street America is a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation o Main Street America™ is a movement. Main Street America has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 40 years. It is the leading voice for 

preservation-based economic development and community revitalization across the country. Made up of small towns, mid-sized communities, and urban commercial districts, Main Street America represents the broad diversity that makes this country so unique. Working together, the programs that make up the Main Street America network help to breathe new life into the places people call home.

Learn More: Main Street America

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