The DIA is the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Downtown economic development arm of the City of Jacksonville. Guided by a nine-member Board of Directors, the DIA leads the way in efforts to reinvigorate Downtown as a place to live, work and visit.
To drive growth in business and investment, create a dynamic urban living environment and enhance the quality of life in Downtown Jacksonville through the transparent and responsible leveraging of public investments, assets, infrastructure and policy.
Downtown Jacksonville is a dynamic, resilient, people friendly urban center that capitalizes on the importance of the river and is the premier center for business, sports and entertainment, culture and urban living in the heart of the Southeastern U.S.
The DIA’s investments and policies are steered by the DIA Board of Directors, whose members conduct open-to-the-public business on an unpaid, volunteer basis. The Board consists of leaders in their respective fields, including real estate and finance professionals, along with Downtown business owners. The DIA’s staff brings decades of combined experience in real estate development, redevelopment and urban planning as well as local and state government. This experience is a value-added proposition for the Downtown market and community, as DIA’s leadership and staff are uniquely qualified to guide a project from inception through realization.