Downtown Stakeholders

How to be an active stakeholder

If you run a business or own property in Downtown Salisbury, officially known as the Downtown Municipal Service District (DMSD), you are one of our Stakeholders. If you are not certain that your business or property is located within the geographic area that defines the DMSD, click here to access an interactive map.

Economic Position/Vision:

Downtown Salisbury is the authentic, historic center of arts, culture, and entertainment, the hub of technology, shopping, and business, and the center for urban living in Rowan County.


Downtown Salisbury Inc. plans and promotes the enhancement of the central business district to encourage its continued growth as the economic, governmental, social, and cultural center of Rowan County.

Downtown Dollars

Downtown Dollars are a type of currency, offered by Downtown Salisbury, Inc., that is specific to the downtown, matching cash dollar for dollar. Downtown Dollars can be used at any participating Downtown Salisbury restaurant, store, or spa! Downtown Dollars make the perfect gift. Individuals, corporations, civic groups, and anyone wanting to support “buying local” can purchase Downtown Dollars as gifts, rewards, or for any reason. They come in increments of $5.

Downtown Dumpster

As inquiries about the new Downtown Dumpster in the Wallace Parking Lot continue, we have assembled these frequently asked questions. The dumpster will be installed just before or after the new fiscal year on July 1.

Business & Development Resources

DSI Stakeholder Forms
City Business Registry & Development Services “One-Stop Shop”
Rowan County Inspections Department
Rowan County Chamber of Commerce
RCCC Small Business Center
Rowan County Tourism & Visitors Bureau
Rowan County Economic Development Commission
NC Dept. of Commerce: Main Street & Rural Planning Center
Economic Development Partnership of NC: Business Link NC
NC SCORE Mentoring Chapters
Self-Help Small Business Loans
U.S. Small Business Administration