Announcing the New Wilmington Alliance

Wilmington Leaders Alliance and Wilmington Renaissance Corporation join forces to help make the City an even better place to live, work, and play.

Overlooking Market Street, the Olympia Room at the Queen served as the backdrop to the announcement of the newly created organization, the Wilmington Alliance, and was filled with leaders from the business and nonprofit community. Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki joined There du Pont of the Wilmington Leaders Alliance, and Wilmington Renaissance Corporation’s Renata B. Kowalczyk, to commemorate the formation of the new collaborative organization that will focus on making Wilmington a more attractive place to live, work and thrive.

Reflecting on all of the hard work and development that both organizations have contributed to the revitalization of Wilmington, incoming Board Chair, Dr. Edmondo Robinson talked about how the work of both the WRC and WLA have helped address and improve the “social determinants of health” in Wilmington.

“Social determinants like, economic factors, employment situations, educational levels, access to appropriate foods and things of that nature – all of those things have a direct implication on the health of the population and community. The new Alliance will continue to work on and improve these neighborhoods in many ways.”

Combined, both organizations bring more than 30 years of experience
in advancing goals for economic growth, business development
and cultural revitalization of Wilmington, and will be better equipped to assess the current needs of the business and private communities.

This full and equal integration of the missions, capabilities, and networks of WLA and WRC will provide more resources “at the ready” to create and implement aggressive, evolving strategies for the betterment of Wilmington and its residents.

“Creating a thriving, sustainable Wilmington community isn’t about all of us working in our individual boxes. It’s about the best leaders and doers from the community working together to continually build on what we’ve achieved thus far. The Wilmington Alliance exemplifies this philosophy.”

For more information, visit the Wilmington Alliance’s website by clicking here or going to

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