What is the ADDA?

Aiken Downtown Development Association is an organization made up of members and volunteers who all work toward a common goal: to improve the economic vitality, enhance the beauty and preserve the historical inheritance of downtown Aiken.  The ADDA strives to preserve the history, invest in the future, and develop pride in our downtown district through community involvement, volunteerism, and private-public partnerships within the downtown district, the heart of Aiken. We work hard to build relationships and maintain the quality of life in our vibrant downtown.

Our Mission

The purpose of ADDA is to improve the economic vitality, enhance the beauty, and preserve the historical inheritance of downtown Aiken

Our Vision

Downtown Aiken’s improvements attract new businesses, residents, shoppers, and tourists. ADDA is recognized as a national leader in community innovation

Main Street America

The National Main Street Center leads a movement committed to strengthening communities through preservation-based economic development in older and historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts.

Main Street South Carolina

Main Street South Carolina empowers residents with the knowledge, skills, tools and organizational structure necessary to revitalize their downtowns, neighborhood commercial districts and cities/towns into vibrant centers of commerce and community.