Greater Downtown Council
Duluth Downtown Waterfront District
Become a Member
18,000 workers. 3.5 million visitors. And one strong voice. The benefits of membership are many. 

Your low-cost investment ensures that you have a strong voice in how the Downtown is developed in the future. You can serve on task forces- or elect members to be your representatives- to be a strong, successful voice for a united Downtown Waterfront business district. In addition, many members recoup their membership dues every year, just through their participation in the Courtesy Park Program. 

The Greater Downtown Council also helps its members through advertising, advocacy, economic development, government relations, networking, safety and security, retail recruitment, special events and streetscape planning. A stronger business for you. A Greater Downtown for everyone. 

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

Member Benefits
  • Advocacy
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Reduced fees for events and marketing initiatives
  • Cooperative advertising and promotion opportunities
  • Business Counseling
  • Referrals
  • 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.