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Interview with Nicole J Thompson of Downton Durham, Inc.

It's no secret that downtown Durham has changed drastically over the past few years. Downtown Durham Inc (DDI) is an organization that is responsible for the downtown business improvement district. They are charged with creating a vibrant, safe, and clean business district as well as being an engine for growth.

At the beginning of 2017, Nicole J. Thompson was selected to lead DDI. I was lucky enough to get to interview Nicole, learn a little more about her and get a sense of where downtown Durham is headed.

I had a lot of fun hearing Nicole's answers. I am encouraged that the leaders in the community understand the creativity, openness, and welcoming that makes Durham special. Everyone I have interacted with from a grassroots level, all the way up to the CEO of DDI wants to see a Durham that remains diverse and inclusive, even while it prospers.

Thank you so much for agreeing to be interviewed. I wanted to start off by learning a little more about you! What are some of your hob…

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