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Welcome to Downtown Smithfield...

the economic, cultural, and social center of our community.

With its desirable location for mixed-use development, concentration of small businesses, locally owned restaurants, and cultural attractions, Downtown Smithfield has long served as a focal point of local culture and history, establishing it as our community’s principal center of activity. We invite you to explore and consider the opportunities awaiting you and your business in Downtown Smithfield.

Please contact Sarah Edwards for more information.

There are many locally owned small businesses in Downtown Smithfield that are open and ready to serve their customers and our community!  Please do your part to keep #SmithfieldStrong!


Our small businesses need your support!  Here's how you can do your part to keep #SmithfieldStrong!


The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation (DSDC) Board of Directors has announced the postponement of the 2020 Smithfield Ham & Yam Festival amid concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.
Smithfield is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development in partnership with the state agency. 
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