WILMINGTON RENAISSANCE CORPORATION
Duane D. Werb, Chairman
Managing Partner Duane D. Werb has served as chairman of the Board of Directors of Wilmington Renaissance Corporation (WRC) since 2006. WRC is a privately funded, non-profit economic development organization whose purpose is to revitalize the downtown area of Wilmington, making it an even more desirable city in which to live, play and prosper.
With a modest annual budget, WRC is able to effectuate major improvements in downtown Wilmington – but only through strong partnerships and collaborative efforts with many supportive and like-minded individuals and organizations.
Development companies, community associations, and other organizations dedicated to improving the downtown and its adjacent neighborhoods provide invaluable contributions that help to move WRC's mission forward. The organization's partnerships with the City of Wilmington's administration and city council are crucial to achieving results. The collective efforts are dedicated to improving the downtown and its adjacent neighborhoods.
The mission of WRC is to develop and implement strategies that will increase the economic vitality of downtown Wilmington, strengthen its role as a center of educational, cultural and social activity, and enhance its reputation as an exciting place to live and visit by marketing Wilmington's unique history and character.
Working with its development partners, WRC will work to:
- Improve the downtown business experience for workers and business owners alike by supporting existing businesses and working to attract new businesses including retail, restaurants and entertainment venues that will support the downtown workers' needs;
- Grow the current downtown residential community, through the marketing of existing downtown living spaces, recruitment of businesses interested in building more residential developments and the recruitment of businesses that serve the needs of downtown residents;
- Expand educational, arts and cultural activities and events to increase the number of people who visit Wilmington and support the economic growth of the city;
- Advocate for the development and implementation of infrastructure and transportation improvements that will create a friendlier, comfortable and easy-to-use city.
For more information regarding the various programs and initiatives of WRC, please visit www.downtownwilmington.com.
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