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Creative people bring vibrancy and relevance to a community


In the autumn of 2002, the Columbia Downtown Development Corporation was formed, a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity. Thirteen years later, after clearly understanding the growing importance of the arts within a community, the CDDC began working under a new name: Create Columbia.



Create Columbia exists to help create an urban environment that attracts people, investment, and commerce through the promotion of existing community resources, the development of new resources, and the preservation and celebration of our architectural and cultural heritage.


Creative individuals fuel the determination toward a Renaissance of an evolving Columbia. Through the promotion of our historical and cultural assets, the stewardship of our environment, and the support of our creative community, Create Columbia is committed to ensuring a vibrant environment. A simple, yet very powerful idea.

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