The mission of DSI is to manage the development of Downtown Sanford as the primary economic, cultural, and social center of the community; to educate the community on the unique assets and historical significance of the downtown area; and to promote and stimulate the improvement of these assets.


We are Downtown Sanford, and we are well centered. Our history grounds us. Our geography connects us. Our potential inspires us. Anchored in our one hundred year history and proud of our heritage, we are nevertheless forward thinking and excited by the future. We nurture small town life and remember the importance of a handshake, yet we embrace the arts and innovative technologies which will help us create a welcoming, flexible, and diverse business environment well into the 21st Century. We are focused on our past, on our present, and our future.