Commerce and Culture at the Core Downtown Wichita is a private 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that amplifies the energy, capital, and growth of Downtown by empowering residents, visitors, and businesses to explore the possibilities of our city’s core. Founded in 2002 as the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (WDDC), our mission is to cultivate opportunities to revitalize and enhance Wichita’s urban core. We collaborate with change-makers whose presence stimulates investment and interest in Downtown. By connecting resources from the private sector and local government, inviting locals, investors and visitors alike to experience the diverse layers of Downtown Wichita, we steward spaces for commerce and culture to thrive. Downtown Wichita shows collaborative leadership to strengthen Downtown as: The core of urban experiences for all citizens of Wichita A connected and prosperous place for professional growth An incubator for creative expression and cultural diversity A vibrant, authentic environment for tourism, investment and exploration D O W N T O W N 3 2 DEVELOPING DOWNTOWN MARKETING DOWNTOWN ENHANCING VIBRANCY Downtown Wichita's key areas of focus include: