Welcome From DVI Executive Director Terry Lorince
On behalf of Downtown Vision, Inc., Jacksonville’s Downtown Improvement District, welcome to Downtown Jacksonville, the heart and historic cornerstone of our beautiful Northeast Florida region.
Downtown Jacksonville is a city of potential, which combines big-city offerings, scenic beauty and fascinating history with small-town charm and Southern hospitality. Did you know Downtown Jacksonville has been called "The Winter Film Capital of the World" and “Harlem of the South?” Or, that Downtown Jacksonville suffered the third-largest urban fire in the United States in 1901?
Today, Downtown Jacksonville boasts 1,100 businesses with three Fortune 500 headquarters, more than 52,000 employees, 3,000 residents and 10 million visits annually. Whether you are Downtown to live, work or play, Downtown Jacksonville is a destination for doers. Music lovers thrive on the local live music scene and national performing acts. Sports fans cheer year round for Jacksonville Jaguars football, Jacksonville Sharks arena football, Jacksonville Suns baseball and Jacksonville Giants basketball. The creative class delights in an urban canvas of art events, galleries and museums. And, families flourish among a host of educational outlets.
I’m thrilled that you’ve taken the time to visit our website, whether it be for comprehensive event, directory or parking information, resident or business resources, or advocacy information and news. We are here to be your number one resource on Downtown.
We are also here to provide cleaning and safety via the Ambassador program; activation with more than 50 event days annually, like the award-winning First Wednesday Art Walk; marketing, communications and ombudsman services; stakeholder support and advocacy; and business retention and attraction support.
We understand our Downtown is a reflection of the region. It provides an unparalleled pedestrian-friendly environment and opportunities for social interaction on a community level. A vibrant Downtown is critical to Jacksonville’s ability to attract new businesses and jobs and makes our city more attractive to a diverse workforce.
Our vision is for a Downtown that charms you, excites you, makes you think and makes you care. And, we want to hear from you. Tell us why you love Downtown or tell us your vision for Downtown.
Again, thank you for visiting us at downtownjacksonville.org and thank you for supporting our great Downtown.
Downtown Vision, Inc.