Promoting & Marketing
Weekly ad in the Stanly News and Press with list of upcoming events Traditional and Social Media campaigns
Co-marketing initiatives with community partners, i.e City of Albemarle, Stanly Chamber, etc.
Marketing of available properties
Downtown Appearance Awards
Invest in Downtown
Stanly County Winter Wine Festival
Stanly County Farmers Market
Fall Festival and Kids Costume Parade
An Albemarle Downtown Christmas
Holiday Tour of Homes
Albemarle Christmas Parade
In-kind support, resources and Downtown Business promotion for other downtown events
The ADDC owns, manages and maintains Market Station, an event venue which consists of the city’s historic train depot, along with an open air market space. Courthouse Square Park, located in the heart of Downtown, is also managed and maintained collaboratively by the ADDC and City of Albemarle.
Economic Development & Design
Business Recruitment and retention
One-on-One guidance through City permitting
Downtown Grant Program administration
Historic preservation-based design education
Neighborhood & Public Engagements
Ongoing communication with downtown businesses
Speaking, advocating, and promoting at City Council, neighborhood, and organizational meetings #bedowntownbiz – After Hours Downtown Business Mixer (quarterly)
Albemarle Downtown Development Corporation (ADDC) is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. ADDC is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency.