Downtown Development

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The Downtown Development office is responsible for promoting the assets within Fayetteville’s downtown district as a great place for business, residents and visitors.  This is achieved through targeted business recruitment, redevelopment projects, special events, and design enhancements that enhance the quality of life for Fayetteville residents and encourage private sector investment into what has become a thriving and vibrant downtown.

The director also serves as Executive Director for the Main Street Fayetteville program and the Downtown Development Authority.  These two boards work closely with the City Council to affect positive change in the downtown district.

The director also manages operations and programming at the Southern Ground Amphitheater which hosts national and international artists in an annual concert series.  For more information, visit


Downtown Development

Brian Wismer

Main Street
Program Manager
Joyce Waits