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About the DDP

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What We Do

The DDP provides many services to downtown businesses

Here are some of the most commonly requested services available to members and businesses located within the Special Improvement District. If you're not yet a member, we encourage you to visit the Become a Member section to find out how to join.

If you're looking for help with something that's not on this list, give us a call at (937) 224-1518 or This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ,us.

Advocacy for Existing Downtown Businesses
The DDP often acts as an intermediary in matters related to parking, building permits, safety and street cleanliness. We can help you meet with the right people and organizations to find a solution. If you need assistance, please email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ,or call him at (937) 224-1518.

Ambassador Program
The Ambassadors are on the streets year-round providing cleaning and safety services. You can read more about them in the Ambassador Program section of our Web site.

Business Recruitment and Retention
If you're interested in moving your business downtown, the DDP can provide information about available space, financial packages, parking, and other important issues that are part of your decision-making process. Whether you're starting a brand new business, relocating your existing business, or opening an additional office, we are ready to work with you at no charge. Read more about our services in the Doing Business section of our Web site. You can also email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ,or call him at (937) 224-1518.

DDP Publications
Read about the DDP's publications and view the latest editions in the News & Publications section of this Web site. For any questions regarding these publications, email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ,or call (937) 224-1518.

Downtown Environment
The DDP is committed to making our center city clean and pedestrian-friendly. The implementation of the Ambassador Program has been instrumental in achieving this. We've also led efforts to bring more trees, flower planters and new newsracks to downtown. You can read more about these initiatives and find out how to get involved in The Downtown Environment section of our Web site.

Marketing & Public Relations Assistance
The DDP provides advice and assistance with advertising, media relations, marketing, grand openings, and other related needs to member organizations. Even if you simply want to have some help with brainstorming inexpensive ways to promote your downtown business, the DDP is here to help. Email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ,or call (937) 224-1518 for more information.

Site Seeker Program
If you're looking for new space downtown, whether your business is already here or you're looking to move from the suburbs, we can help make your search easier. Visit the Site Seeker section of our Web site to find more information.

Speakers Bureau
The DDP can provide speakers to community groups to discuss downtown issues, projects and developments. Please email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ,or call (937) 224-1518 for more information.

Special Event Assistance
The DDP has varying degrees of involvement in the planning and marketing of several downtown events including the Dayton Holiday Festival, the Downtown Summer Music Festival Series, and others. If you are planning a new event downtown, we are happy to provide advice and basic marketing assistance. Please email This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it r,or call her at (937) 224-1518 for more information.