Santa Cruz County Office for Economic Development works to implement six goals within the Economic Vitality Strategy. One of the goals is related to downtown health, as we have nine downtowns in the unincorporated area. The office also coordinates a countywide celebration for Small Business Saturday and a Micro Business Summit in the spring.
The Mission of the Downtown Association of Santa Cruz is to provide leadership, in order to create, promote and develop downtown as a viable and successful business, entertainment, residential and cultural center
The Downtown San Mateo Association (DSMA) is a coalition of businesses owners who promote business and civic activity in the Downtown district and work to improve the downtown experience for all. The DSMA oversees San Mateo’s Downtown Business Improvement Area.
The Temescal Telegraph Business Improvement District is an independent non-profit, funded by Temescal property owners that was formed in 2004 to make the Temescal Telegraph commercial corridor more pedestrian-friendly for its residents, build upon the sense of community, and attract new shoppers. Temescal is a vibrant neighborhood leading the Oakland renaissance, full of innovative and diverse people creating small independent thoughtfully-curated shops, restaurants and services, celebrating emerging arts and culture in our community.
TBID is a Property-based business improvement district in the iconic Telegraph neighborhood on the south side of the UC Berkeley campus. We have an ambassador program focused on clean and safe. We also have a new smartphone-enabled historical walking tour that is very popular.
Formed in 1999 and currently representing 420 active member-businesses across many industries, the Downtown Vacaville BID works in close collaboration with city leaders and community stakeholders to advance common goals and concerns like parking allocation, cleanliness, security, streetscape design and economic/retail development. We also provide ongoing marketing and business support to our merchants and host a full calendar of festival-style music/food events and shopping strolls designed to bring locals and visitors downtown to shop, dine and play.