About Historic Downtown Wilson

About Historic Downtown Wilson

Every downtown needs a champion.

We are Wilson Downtown Development Corporation.


As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Wilson Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who 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 the National Main Street Center.

WDDC operates within the Municipal Service District (MSD)  known and promoted as Historic Downtown Wilson. To determine whether a property or business is located within the MSD:

 Enter a street address, including the directional (for example: S, NE, etc.)

in the following weblink to determine whether a property is located within the MSD and therefore eligible for incentives.


Wilson Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC) operates within the Main Street Program’s Four-Point Approach: Organization,  Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring. WDDC’s five-year strategic plan, developed in 2011-12 and updated annually, identifies each committee’s goal as follows:


Create a community-driven public/private partnership that invests in, and supports, an effective and dynamic comprehensive downtown revitalization effort based on the vision and mission.


Strategically develop downtown as Wilson’s premier destination for social, cultural, and business activity that increases and supports business activity, social connectivity and commercial sales.


Enhance the physical appearance and cohesive aesthetics of downtown to increase financial investment, cultural vibrancy and social cohesion.

 Economic Restructuring

Facilitate and support existing businesses and new economic growth that aggressively builds on identified economic drivers of southern heritage, innovation, sustainability, diversity, arts, culture and day-to-night activity.