b"ABOUT USOVERVIEWCommerce & Culture at the CoreGoverned by a Board of Directors comprised of downtown property owners, businesses and stakeholders, and administered by a professional staff, Downtown Wichita contracts with the City of Wichita to provide economic development services in the citys core. This contract is funded through a Self Supported Municipal ImprovementDistrict (SSMID), designating downtown as the geographic area bounded by Central Avenue, Kellogg Avenue, Washington Street and the Arkansas River.Our staff connects prospective businesses and investors to available real estate opportunities and relevant market data. Through the Project Downtown: The Master Plan for Wichita, we facilitate a comprehensive approach to development in the downtown district. We also provide robust marketing and communications strategies on behalf of the downtown stakeholders. Primarily through our website and social media channels, we reach a wide variety of audiences. Finally, we work to improve the vitality in downtown through various placemaking and programming initiativesworking to incorporate the arts and culture throughout our public spaces. Improving overall quality-of-life offerings is a key priority of the Greater Wichita Partnership and is essential for talent attraction and retention. Through the continued development of the region's urban center, much of this work is realized through the Downtown Wichita organization as an affiliate of the Partnership.In 2021, Downtown Wichita leveragedIn total, from 2009-2021, SSMID funding and raised an additional Downtown Wichita has leveraged and raised over$164,845 $1.46 millionin grant funding and other contributions in addition to SSMID funding5"