For more than 15 years, Downtown Vision has had the privilege of serving #DTJax by creating and supporting a vibrant Downtown Jacksonville and by promoting Downtown as an exciting place to live, work, visit and invest. DVI is closely aligned with the City of Jacksonville’s Downtown Investment Authority in a public-private partnership and we focus on four strategic pillars:

  • Clean and Safe/Ambassador Services: In the last fiscal year, our Downtown Clean & Safe Ambassadors logged 22,000 hours to make #DTJax clean and Downtown a better place.
  • Marketing: The #DTJax hashtag reach exceeded 24 million people reinforcing Downtown as the City’s unique epicenter for business, history, culture and entertainment.
  • Information Management: We crunched the numbers to provide statistics and trends on Downtown development, employment, residential, retail, parking and more.
  • Experience Creation: Our produced events drew more than 200,000 people to #DTJax creating lively streets and supporting our small businesses.

Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments, special projects and financial information for fiscal year 2015-2016. Click here to download the PDF.

 

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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? DVI is aligned closely with the vision, mission and priorities of the Downtown Investment Authority (DIA), and as part of this public-private partnership, DVI focuses on four strategic pillars:

  • Clean and Safe/Ambassador Services: In the latest fiscal year, our team of 11 hardworking Ambassadors provided more than 18,000 hospitality assists and removed more than 27 tons of litter.
  • Marketing: We were honored to be recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal’s for Best Use of Social Media and the International Downtown Association for the #DTJax Twitter Promoter Campaign.
  • Information Management: We crunched the numbers to provide statistics and trends on Downtown development, employment, residential, retail, parking and more.
  • Experience Creation: We brought more than 125,000 people Downtown to the First Wednesday Art Walk and coordinated efforts for The Elbow, Downtown’s Entertainment District.

Check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2014-2015. Click here to download the PDF.

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Have you ever wondered, what exactly does DVI do in a year? Did you know we removed more than 22 tons of litter and provided 17,000 hospitality assists last year alone? We also brought 110,000 people Downtown for the monthly First Wednesday Art Walk and fielded 7,500 requests for information. But, these are just a few of the items on our “to do” list.

Hot off the “presses,” or rather, just uploaded (which sounds much less exciting), check out our latest Annual Report, which highlights accomplishments and financial information for fiscal year 2013-2014. Click here to download the PDF.

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photoThis month, DVI released its 2012-2013 Annual Report sharing the year’s accomplishments by staff and the Downtown Ambassador team. New this year, DVI outlined its goals for the year to come. Here’s a sneak peak:

Goal #1: Leadership through strategic alliances and advocacy.
As the premier organization that is focused exclusively on the success of Downtown, we are dedicated problem solvers determining holistic and sustainable solutions for Downtown. DVI enlists agencies, businesses and organizations to collectively accomplish common tasks that are needed to drive Downtown revitalization.

Goal #2: Enhance the urban environment to make Downtown more welcoming.
Downtown Vision, Inc. leads initiatives to create and maintain quality public places that are clean, safe, environmentally friendly and socially engaging to make Downtown more walkable and to grow its café culture.

Goal #3: Tell the story of Downtown Jacksonville.
We keep the community informed on Downtown’s unique events and offerings.

Goal #4: Act on behalf of Downtown stakeholders to improve the condition of Downtown.
Jacksonville’s overall image is judged largely on the condition of its Downtown. The more vibrant Downtown becomes, the more Downtown will be attractive to businesses, investors, a diverse work force and visitors. The success of Downtown directly impacts overall property values, job creation and the local economy.

Goal #5: Guarantee long-term organizational operations.
In order to continue and build upon the work that we have undertaken since 2000, a healthy and sustainable organization is necessary.

View the complete Annual Report here.