Louisville Downtown Partnership is a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve Louisville’s Downtown by promoting the redevelopment, vitality, and economic growth of the Central Business District and surrounding areas through creating a safe, clean, and enjoyable environment.
Louisville Downtown Partnership’s vision is to collaboratively develop Downtown Louisville into the economic catalyst for all of Louisville and be a vibrant and dynamic urban core recognized for growth, innovation and as an engaging destination.
Nondiscrimination Statement of Commitment
Louisville Downtown Partnership is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in its workplace and providing equal opportunities to people without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. We expect each of our partners to share this commitment and provide equal opportunities within its workplace.
Louisville Downtown Partnership was formed in 2013 and is comprised of two long-standing organizations: the Louisville Downtown Management District and the Downtown Development Corporation.
The Louisville Downtown Management District (LDMD), Kentucky’s first Business Improvement District (or BID), was established on August 27, 1991 to promote the economic, residential and cultural vitality of the core of Downtown. LDMD’s mission has been to promote Downtown’s quality of life by creating a safer, cleaner and more enjoyable environment, providing services that are designed to enhance the physical environment of the Downtown, including improvements for better security, maintenance, cleanliness, and marketing.
The Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the long-term economic health of Downtown Louisville and represents the community’s civic and business leadership. Since 1988, DDC has played a crucial role in bringing together both the public and private sectors as partners in Downtown Louisville’s redevelopment and long-term planning, with DDC serving as the lead entity in the development and implementation of the Downtown Master Plan.
As Kentucky’s first Business Improvement District, the District was established by City of Louisville ordinance on August 27, 1991 to enhance the economic, residential and cultural vitality of Louisville’s Central Business District. The organization’s mission is to promote Downtown’s quality of life by creating a safer, cleaner and more enjoyable environment. As a result, the majority of the District’s budget is devoted to providing “safe, & clean & hospitality” operations through its Downtown Ambassadors; undertaking public space enhancement projects such as public art installations and beautification programs; communicating and marketing the amenities and attractions of Downtown to workers, residents and guests; and providing detailed data regarding the economic vitality of Downtown to those helping to drive the continued growth of the area.