(803) 238-5845 | 152 Market St | Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115 downtownorangeburg@gmail.com

About DORA

Our Mission

To encourage the development, redevelopment, and improvement of downtown areas, and to promote downtown merchants and businesses, in order to create a strong
economic base for our community.

What is DORA?

The Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association (DORA) is an organization dedicated to the revitalization of Downtown Orangeburg,  a non-profit, funded by generous partners.

History of Downtown Orangeburg

Downtown Orangeburg Revitalization Association was organized in 1992 as a non-profit organization and in 1993 was granted 501©(3) status by the Internal Revenue Service. The organization is governed by a Board of Directors. Charlie Boswell served as the organization’s first President.

Structure for the organization is based on the National Trust Main Street’s Four Point Approach: Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Development. DORA’s Board of Directors and committees meet on a monthly basis. DORA maintains a business office located at 152 Market Street. The DORA area of focus has expanded to include all of Orangeburg County, but with the heartbeat remaining in the Downtown.

Since it was organized in 1993, DORA has been recognized with twenty-eight awards by Main Street South Carolina. DORA hosts a number of community building events throughout the year. Dates and locations for these events are listed in the Events section.