To advance commerce and culture in historic downtown Cortland. Including Economic Development and Business Development, Promotion and Marketing, Planning and Historic Preservation, as well as Community Development
The Cortland Downtown Partnership Inc. is dedicated to a more active, vibrant, and sustainable downtown. Following the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street approach to downtown revitalization, we use a comprehensive method to improve downtown Cortland. This includes historic preservation, economic restructuring, planning, and promotion. Without a city planning department, in-house economic development department, or community development department the Cortland Downtown Partnership has assumed responsibility for preserving downtown’s architectural heritage while developing commerce and culture in historic downtown Cortland.
The Cortland Downtown Partnership is a membership driven 501(c) 3 organization that was incorporated on January 12th of 2006. The success of the organization’s activities depends heavily on securing community wide support for the preservation of Cortland’s downtown commercial area.