About Forward High Point


The mission of Forward High Point is to transform Downtown High Point into an extraordinary and vibrant destination to live, work, study and play.

Founded in July of 2016, Forward High Point is a Non-Profit Organization who’s purpose and focus is redeveloping downtown beyond the Furniture Market, for the current and future residents and visitors of High Point.  Following the National Main Street model, using a four-point approach to revitalization (Organization, Design, Promotion & Economic Restructuring) Forward High Point is a PRO-ACTIVE agent for change, bringing exciting new opportunities to downtown. 

Through the development of economic initiatives and innovative projects, we are working every day to move our city forward into the future. With each new venture, we are actively taking strides to transform downtown High Point into a vibrant destination, to live, work, study and play.

Forward High Point was the lead organization and manager of the Multi-Purpose Stadium Project, including recruiting Dr. Nido Qubein to lead the funding effort.  Forward High Point is also facilitating the $84 Million development around the stadium, announced by Elliott Sidewalk Communities. While continuing to assist in the coordination of these projects, Forward High Point has been donated the former Showplace West (aka, GE or Culp Building) by IMC and is seeking developers that will bring about the redevelopment of this highly visible and significant downtown building.  Additional projects are also in the planning stages.

However, Forward High Point can not do this alone!  As a 501c6 Membership Organization, we need the help of our community to provide us with the volunteer and financial resources to fulfill our mission.

Forward High Point has numerous current committees (see volunteer tab (click here) https://downtownhighpoint.org/forward-hp/volunteer for complete list) who help advise and implement various projects Forward High Point is pursuing.  Please consider adding your name to our list of volunteers through our web page (https://downtownhighpoint.org/forward-hp/volunteer).

We also need the financial support of the community, not only to continue with our mission, but to implement the revitalization of our downtown. We welcome your support at any level. Please visit our membership page (https://downtownhighpoint.org/forward-hp/membership) and consider helping us out.

Thank you for supporting our revitalization efforts in Downtown High Point!