The Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau (DDVB) was incorporated to return focus to the downtown Defiance district in 2006. Over the last 13 years, the DDVB has done just that, but has gone beyond expectations. Over $1.3 million has been put into rehabilitating buildings, streetscape projects have been completed through partnerships of the public and private sector, relationships between the downtown businesses have grown exponentially and the goal for the downtown district to become "the vibrant choice" is becoming a reachable goal. Research is being done at this time regarding many projects that would continue to improve the downtown Defiance district. Winning the $25,000 would assist in making these projects a reality. Current projects: 1. Downtown Redevelopment District 2. DORA District (Downtown Outdoor Recreation Area) 3. Wayfinding Downtown Defiance will be the vibrant choice and we appreciate you considering Defiance, Ohio as this year's America's Main Street contest winner!