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A Vision for Downtown Newton
Downtown Newton is the gateway to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where a vibrant lifestyle and love of the arts create a setting for entrepreneurial growth while preserving the history and charm of the community.
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The Mission of the Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA)
The Downtown Newton Development Association exists to cultivate and elevate the vitality of downtown through collaboration and fostering community partnerships in an inclusive and welcoming environment. 

The DNDA is a 501c3 Organization

As a Main Street America™ accredited program, Downtown Newton, NC, is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities committed to creating high-quality places and building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ accredited programs meet a set of national accreditation standards of performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

To learn more about the North Carolina Main Street Community, click here.

Why Downtown Newton? 

Downtown Newton is the city's historic core, anchored by the 1924 Catawba County Courthouse, which currently houses the Catawba County Historical Society. 

Downtown Newton is the central community gathering place. Newton’s downtown encourages residents and visitors to congregate for local golf cart parades, street festivals, music concerts, and several holiday events, reinforcing the sense of place. Participating in these shared experiences and creating memories is the core of what binds us together and makes a community.

Downtown Newton
is the ideal incubator for new businesses benefiting from the success and mentoring of neighboring businesses and providing essential goods and services for the community at large.

Downtown Newton
represents a significant portion of the city's tax base. Property owners enhance the city's tax base, and local shopping and visitors help keep taxes and profits in the community. 

The Downtown Newton Development Association cultivates entrepreneurship and mixed-use development, embracing cultural, visual, and performing arts along with preserving the history of downtown Newton, thus creating a safe and active family lifestyle.

If you are interested in becoming a business owner in our dynamic downtown business community, please contact Main Street Director Mary Yount at (828) 695-4360.