In the late 1970s, only a handful of Texas communities had active downtown organizations. Spread throughout the state, their opportunities to learn from one another and share successes were rare. In 1985, the Texas Downtown Association was officially formed, connecting communities who were committed to downtown revitalization.
Today we represent cities and towns of all sizes, economic development corporations, nonprofit organizations, small businesses and individuals that care about downtowns.
The Anice Read Fund, named for the founder of TDA, provides support for downtown projects and programs.