Downtown Colorado, Inc. (DCI) is a nonprofit membership organization committed to building better communities by providing assistance to Colorado downtowns, commercial districts and town centers.
Every day Downtown Colorado, Inc. strengthens communities across Colorado by supporting local governments in their efforts to support small businesses and grow a sustainable local economy. We achieve this by providing advocacy, technical assistance training, and educational events, often with the voluntary services of our wonderful membership base of professional downtown revitalization experts. DCI approaches commercial district and downtown revitalization through a comprehensive framework of downtown management, marketing, design, and economic development.
DCI members benefit from our educational events, technical assistance participation, networking and idea-sharing opportunities, partnerships with nonprofit organizations and state agencies, and extensive resources.
Members include: Municipal officials, City managers, Planners and Community Developers,
Business Improvement Districts, Downtown Development Authorities, Urban Renewal Authorities, Architectural, Planning and Economic Development consulting firms, Downtown revitalization professionals, Nonprofit organizations, State agencies, Young professionals
DCI doesn't have a national organization to support us, it is all home grown support from people like you. In 2018, we are looking for donations to help make all of our programs stronger including our Challenge Studios.
With more than 180 dues-paying, organizational members, DCI serves a diverse group of communities. Members represent downtown organizations, local governments, development and improvement districts, consultants, individuals and others involved in downtown and community development. An organizational membership includes anyone that works for the organization, thereby greatly multiplying the number of individuals who benefit from a DCI membership. DCI members receive a wide variety of benefits including low-cost technical assistance, members-only events, discounts on educational events, scholarship opportunities, free professional referrals and phone consultations, access to online resource library, membership directory, discounts and benefits from partner organizations, and much more. DCI has been serving Colorado communities since 1981.
"The DCI Challenge Studio helped our city pivot our downtown revitalization efforts with a concerted focus instead of generalities. Just what we needed." -Cynthia Nieb, La Junta Economic Development Director
"The Challenge process offers practical advice for community leaders to use for their towns. Bringing together reps from other communities and tech experts is valuable for bringing new ideas not before considered for solutions sought." -Linda Rock, Challenge Studio Coordinator, CU School of Public Affairs
"DCI's community assessment has given our community renewed energy and clear direction for building a stronger local economy. Thanks to DCI's guidance, we have been able to form engaged stakeholder groups and make positive change in the community."
--David Hook, Town Manager, Grand Lake, Colorado
"DCI's technical assistance has helped us identify key focus areas and partnerships in our community and dedicate resources to making a positive impact with limited resources. The process and tools provided by DCI was the spark that our community needed to ignite action around enhanced economic vitality and improved partnerships in the region." --Mark Campbell, Town Manager, Kremmling, Colorado