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Downtown Development

Downtown Oxford catches the spirit of the past, enriches the present, and embraces the future and we are recognized as a National Registered Historic District as well as a Main Street America Affiliate for 2022. Oxford takes pride in its historical, walkable, friendly community with an array of unique shops, restaurants, and businesses. Family-oriented events and activities are planned for year-round enjoyment. 

Downtown Oxford Economic Development Corporation (DOEDC): The DOEDC is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization governed by an executive committee, a 10-member board, and three (3) ex-officio members whose purpose is to focus on Downtown revitalization and enhancement while preserving the historical character. 

DOEDC meets on a monthly basis at the following times and locations:
             - Promotions Committee Meeting: Every first Tuesday of the month at 8:30 am, Oxford City Hall 
             - Design & Commerce Committee Meeting: Every first Wednesday of the month at 9:00 am, Oxford Oaks Distillery 
             - DOEDC Board Meeting: Every first Wednesday of the month at 8:00 am 

Downtown Oxford Restaurant Association: Formed in 2022, the Downtown Restaurant Association serves to represent and advocate for restaurants located throughout the Central Business District. 

Non-Profit/Community Organizations: The Downtown Development office strives to work and partner with community organizations and non-profits to bring a variety of support services, events, and activities to Downtown Oxford and to the City of Oxford as a whole. 

The DOEDC offers a Façade Incentive Grant program for businesses specifically interested in our historic downtown area as well as providing information for Starting a New Business.  They also offer a listing of available business spaces to rent or purchase in the Downtown area.   

Check OUt upcoming City of Oxford Events!

Related Links:
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Instagram 
- Main to Main Trail
- NC Main Street 

Downtown Development Department Contacts: 
Alyssa Blair, Downtown Development Main Street Director
Office: 919-603-1164

Lydia Perry, Events Programming & Promotions Coordinator

Office: 919-603-1101

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As a Main Street America Affiliate™, the City of Oxford and DOEDC are part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

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DOEDC Organization Materials4 documents

Promtions & Design/Commerce Committee Documents1 document

  • DOEDC Event Sponsorship Request Form
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DOEDC Board Materials2 documents

  • Board Member Interest & Application Form
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  • DOEDC Mission & Vision Statement
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Grants/Funding Opportunities1 document

  • Facade Incentive Grant
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Online Resources1 document

  • DOEDC Online Resources
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Downtown Development2 documents

  • Downtown Oxford Historical Walking Map
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  • Municipal Service District Map
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