The DDA’s vision is a downtown that is stable and growing; encourages economic development and business diversity; is walk-able and pedestrian friendly; and is safe and clean. This is a downtown in which business, residents and visitors can take pride, visit frequently, and use to its fullest potential.

The mission of the Grand Forks Downtown Development Association (DDA) is to advocate for the interests of the downtown area in terms of marketing and branding; business recruitment and retention; public policy, managing and maintaining physical improvements, capital projects, programming, and taxing authority