18,000 workers. 3.7 million visitors. One strong voice.

Together, we are greater. 

Become one of more than 300 GDC members, ranging from retailers and restaurants to hotels and professional service providers. Whether you are in the Downtown or conduct a lot of business in the District, your membership supports a healthier central business district. Your membership investment with the GDC gives you a strong voice on issues and development impacting the Downtown, now and into the future. Get involved by serving on a task force - or elect members to be your representatives - to create a strong, successful voice for a united Downtown Waterfront business district.

The Greater Downtown Council provides support to our members through advertising, advocacy, economic development, government relations, networking, safety and security, retail recruitment, special events and streetscape planning. The benefits of membership are many and we strive to create a stronger business for you, and a Greater Downtown for everyone. 

Member Benefits

Networking Opportunities
Monthly Newsletters
Sponsorship Opportunities
Reduced fees for events and marketing initiatives
Cooperative advertising and promotion opportunities
Business Counseling
Leadership Recognition
Complimentary listing in GDC Downtown Duluth Brochures
Website link

Who Should Join?

Business owners whose success is aided by an attractive, healthy and vital business environment.

Retailers and restaurateurs who recognize that a healthy and prosperous business community will increase sales and traffic to their business, and that cooperative programming provides opportunities to develop new customers and relationships.

Corporate executives who understand that the success of the Downtown helps attract and maintain a quality workforce in Duluth.

Downtown professionals, managers, consultants, developers, lawyers, accountants and others who share in our vision for the future of Downtown Duluth.

Residents who understand the importance of a friendly, welcoming and safe business district for the benefit of the entire community.

Non-profit organizations who know that a healthy community can only improve the economic environment in which they operate and seek funding support.

Individuals who take pride in the Downtown and understand that people really make a difference in shaping the future of the place they call home.

Friends of the Duluth Downtown Waterfront District and those who support the activities of the business community.

If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information please click here.



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