DRA is an award-winning nonprofit organization whose mission is to continue the revitalization of Raleigh’s downtown by enhancing its quality of life and contributing to its economic success. On a day-to-day basis, DRA provides five core services designed to support its primary stakeholders (property owners, government officials, business owners):
1. Safety, Hospitality & Clean Ambassadors
2. Strategic Branding & Community Communications
3. Special Events Production & City Plaza Programming
4. Retail Attraction & Merchant Promotions
5. Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement
To download a copy of our Annual Report highlighting our accomplishments and operational impact, click here.
We operate with a balanced budget, and the Alliance demonstrates fiscal responsibility by remaining debt free. To view the Alliance's 2012-2013 budget, click here. An independent accounting firm conducts yearly audits of the Alliance's financial statements. Their contact information is below:
Johnson Lambert & Co. LLP
700 Spring Forest Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Click here for a map showing the boundaries of the Business Improvement District (BID).
Click here for a PDF copy of the 2012 State of the Downtown report, which shows the main market trends impacting the economy of downtown. The report is a useful guide for investors and the community to learn about the growth and success of downtown.