Becoming a member of NCDDA connects you with a state-wide network of downtown development organizations, leaders, directors, consultants, economic developers, and others interested in making downtown great.  Specifically, membership in NCDDA entitles you to:

  • Networking opportunities with downtown leaders across the state
  • Significant discounts for NCDDA sponsored workshops and events
  • Opportunities to participate at Regional Meetings (Click here to view regional map)
  • Quarterly newsletters with informative articles and information from across the state
  • Member’s Only NCDDA Listserv where members ask questions of their colleagues and share information from their communities
  • Job opportunity postings on our website

*NEW* –  Join NCDDA online, please click on the category below:

You may also join by US Mail by downloading a membership application:  Membership Application 2018

To learn more about our membership categories please see the descriptions below or contact the NCDDA Administrator at:

Downtown Organizations and Municipal Members

Membership categories for downtown development organizations or similar organizations such as a municipalities, redevelopment areas, street corridor and/or commercial core revitalization non-profit organizations, are based on the population of the jurisdiction the member organization represents.  PLEASE note, membership rates have increased this year.

  Membership Category    Description          Amount
  LARGE CITIES   Population 50,000 or more


  MEDIUM CITIES   Population 25,000 – 49,999


  SMALL CITIES   Population 7,500 – 24,999


  TOWNS   Under 7,499



Professional and Corporate Members

Membership categories for our professional and corporate members are based upon the following sponsorship opportunities:

  Membership Category  Amount







Gold Level Benefits ($600)

  • Logo with company web link on NCDDA website in the side bar on every page and professional member page.
  • Receive a ½ page ad in the newsletter (4 per year).
  • Links to website from home page and professional member page with paragraph description (max 150 words).

Silver Level Benefits ($300)

  • Listed on the website on the professional member page (with logo).
  • Receive a business card size ad in the newsletter (4 per year)
  • Link to website from professional member page only with a limited description (max 50 words).

Bronze Level Benefits ($150)

  • Listed on the website on the professional member page (no logo).
  • Link to website from professional member page only.

Associate Membership

Associate membership is intended for students, retirees (non-consulting), and for associated professions that are not involved in for profit consulting or businesses related to downtown development.  Associate membership is $75.