WRC welcomed constituents from the Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange on Thursday, October 22nd. Managing Director Carrie Gray provided a tour of Downtown Wilmington and the Creative District. Rick Gessner from Capital One moderated a panel discussion on How Public Funds Can Be Leveraged for Sustainable Change with Dan Logan, Delaware Attorney General’s Office, Crime Strategies Unit, Hon. Anas Ben Addi, Director, Delaware State Housing Authority, Michael Purzycki of Riverfront Development Corporation and Lenny Sophrin, City of Wilmington Director of Planning & Development.
On January 14, Governor Jack Markell announced Wilmington’s designation as a Downtown Development District (DDD) at Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD). Wilmington, along with Seaford and Dover, will receive benefits such as tax breaks, city/county incentives and grants.