Technical Assistance

As volunteers are available, NCDDA will from time to time, assemble Technical Assistance Teams or TAT’s to help communities with understanding the basics of downtown development, often providing direction to communities who have never had a downtown program or not had one running in a long time.  These teams are composed of professional downtown managers and consultants, that offer a variety of services to help communities evaluate their needs and develop a plan of action.

TAT’s typically assist with:

  • Board Development and Training – includes annual evaluation, planning, annual work plans and other organizational issues.
  • Overall Look at Program or Downtown – based on the National Main Street Center four-point model, a team can develop a plan for downtown revitalization based on Economic Development, Design, Promotion and Organization.
  • Specialized Building Concepts and Streetscapes – developing plans and studies for proposed projects that need design assistance and planning.
  • Volunteer Training and Development
  • Planning and Development for Special Events and Festivals


One to Three-Day Visits:

1) A two to three-day visit, usually consisting of three seasoned professionals who visit your community and interview, evaluate and present a plan of action based on their findings.

2) A one-day visit of one to two seasoned professionals who are specialists in a particular area of concern related to your community.

Contact Information

For more information concerning costs, client references or how to schedule a TAT visit for your community, please contact or contact:

Vice President/Technical Assistance  (2015-2017)
Brian Borne, Assistant City Manager, Director of Downtown, Parks & Recreation
City of Monroe
(704) 292.1705 or (704) 282.4659

Phone: 704.305.4381
PO Box 3392
Salisbury, NC 28145