Downtown SLO is a 501 (c)(6) nonprofit founded in 1975 whose mission is to foster an economically vibrant Downtown. Downtown SLO serves the community by working on initiatives like parking and beautification efforts, coordinating special events and the weekly Farmers’ Market, supporting economic activities and examining Downtown issues.
The organization began as a Business Improvement Association in 1975 when business owners decided to self-assess to improve the district and develop unified promotions, beautification projects, and parking programs for the Downtown area.
In 1998 the organization became the Downtown Association, and in 2008 changed its organizational structure from a city advisory body to an independent 501 (c) 6 nonprofit in order to better serve our members. In 2017, the Board of Directors chose to refresh our image and brand, and now we are proud to be known as Downtown SLO.
Currently, we house seven committees comprised of business owners, employees, and the public at large. The Board of Directors is comprised of business owners, managers, financial institutions, not-for-profits, the media and higher education. Together, we strive to enrich our Downtown community through beautification efforts, placemaking, and supporting a vibrant economy.
Sunnyvale Downtown Association (SDA) is a non-profit membership-based organization whose mission is to promote, advocate and enhance the vitality of downtown Sunnyvale. The SDA is funded by business improvement district (BID) fees, city funds, sponsorships and revenue-producing events.
The Riverside Downtown Partnership (RDP) is a non-profit business associate that manages the Riverside Downtown Business Improvement District. Its objective is to create an environment to support downtown Riverside as a regional destination for economic, arts, cultural, and residential uses.
To do so, RDP promotes downtown Riverside as a destination for residents and regional visitors, develops and enhances RDP’s influence and activities with downtown stakeholders, and promotes Riverside as a regional center for private sector commercial and residential development.
Downtown Paso Robles Main Street Association consists of businesses and citizens dedicated to the vitality and preservation of Downtown Paso Robles.
Downtown Alameda Business Association is hard at work year-round with our 470+ members and district visitors in mind. We serve as a support network and advocate for Alameda, especially for businesses operating in the Historic Park Street Business Improvement Area. Our goal is to develop an economically prosperous district that is family-friendly, clean, green, and safe.
Progressive Urban Management Associates (P.U.M.A.) is an economic development and planning firm that delivers community-based solutions to advance thriving downtowns, corridors and neighborhoods. A national leader in downtown and community development, we advise clients on a wide range of management, marketing, financial, urban design and implementation tactics to help communities and organizations create and sustain dynamic places.
Businesses building a stronger community. Arlington Business Partnership (ABP) is a 501C6 nonprofit organization made up of two staff members and a board of directors. Board members represent the 800+ businesses of the Arlington Business District, thus creating a sense of pride for all who live, work, and do business in Arlington. Arlington Business Partnership envisions Arlington as an attractive historic destination for unique shopping, dining, and services.
The SJDA is a non-profit, membership-based organization founded in 1986 to represent business and property owners. We make downtown a better place for business, residents and visitors through events, advocacy, marketing and more.
The Downtown Long Beach Alliance (DLBA) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit organization operating on behalf of the tenants and commercial and residential property owners in Long Beach’s Downtown and surrounding areas. It is dedicated to the management, marketing, security, maintenance, advocacy, economic and community development of its two assessment districts in cooperation with the City of Long Beach and the private sector.
KONO is defining the new Oakland. KONO District has become the hub of arts and culture in the Bay Area, featuring the Oakland First Fridays Street Festival and Art Murmur Gallery Walk, which draws between 30,000 and 50,000 attendees each month. Oakland has the second highest per capita of artists in the country and KONO houses 20+ art venues, several murals and public art displays. Along with the arts, KONO features Oakland’s most popular craft beer gardens and pubs. Visit KONO to see what all the Oakland hype is about.
The BLVD Association is a Property-Based Improvement District (PBID) composed of property and business owners in downtown Lancaster. Originally formed as a Parking and Business Improvement District in 1989, property owners voted in 2013 to transform the organization into a PBID, thus substantially expanding the Association’s financial resources to better achieve its mission to develop, promote and protect the downtown area. The PBID and its activities aim to build upon the massive streetscape revitalization effort implemented in 2010.Welcome to EditPad.org – your online plain text editor. Enter or paste your text here. To download and save it, click on the button below.
Walnut Creek Downtown is an association made up of every business and property owner within the borders of the city’s downtown Business Improvement District. Its more than 650 members include restaurants, shops, entertainment venues and service providers. The organization’s mission is to work with its members, partners and community to promote and enhance downtown business vitality. We do this in four main areas:
Beautification – Ensuring that Walnut Creek’s downtown is safe, clean, and inviting.
Marketing – Create, promote, and enhance the downtown experience.
Events – Produce special events to bring more people downtown.
Advocacy – Provide a unified voice to represent and promote the shared needs and concerns of the downtown.
The River District PBID is located north of downtown Sacramento at the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers. The district consists of almost 500 parcels and we represent almost 250 businesses.
Provides public safety, sidewalk maintenance, economic development and communications services to member properties. District boundaries span 49 blocks of primarily industrial properties. Boundaries also include LA’s skid row, which has the highest concentration of unsheltered individuals in the nation.
South Park is a flourishing urban neighborhood nestled in the entertainment hub of Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). Housing both the famed Sports & Entertainment District and a vibrant residential community, South Park proudly offers something for everyone. Home to L.A. LIVE, Microsoft Theater (formerly Nokia Theater), STAPLES Center, Los Angeles Convention Center, California Hospital Medical Center, world-class restaurants, over 6,000 residents, many new development projects, and much more, South Park is the place to be.
The Greater Broadway Partnership (GBP) is a non-profit organization that aims to foster new businesses and retain existing businesses in the Broadway Corridor of Sacramento, CA. The GBP grew out of nearly two decades of collaboration between neighborhood associations, property owners, residents, and business owners within the Broadway Corridor. An eclectic interesting place to be.
Located at the front door to Los Angeles, the GatewayLA Business Improvement District is at the cutting edge of the airport’s land-side modernization program, a stone’s throw away from the new NFL stadium in Inglewood and home to the largest concentration of hotel rooms in the City of Angels.
The Union Square BID serves members and creates a high quality visitor experience by managing and activating public spaces, attracting new investment and advocating for the District’s future success.
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The Old Monterey Business Association (OMBA) is a nonprofit organization committed to enhancing and promoting the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey. A certified member of the National Main Street program since 1992, the OMBA produces a local dining guide, monthly Commercial Space listings, and a Path of History brochure that guides both locals and visitors through a celebration of Monterey’s exciting past.
We strive to enhance and promote the economic vitality and community spirit of Old Monterey, as well as maintaining the Downtown as a unique retail, entertainment, and commercial center for both residents and visitors of Old Monterey.
With nearly twenty years’ experience, Civitas provides unparalleled expertise in forming, modifying, and renewing improvement districts.
Improvement districts provide structure and stable funding for economic development through revitalization and marketing efforts. Civitas’ team of experts has guided over 100 districts through the formation, modification, or renewal process. Civitas has formed property and business based districts, city and county wide districts, and improvement and marketing districts. Civitas’ clients are innovative cities, counties, and community organizations working together to create a strong future for their locale.
Civitas provides unmatched expertise in district formation and renewal. Civitas’ founder and current president, John Lambeth, has authored business improvement district laws in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. He helped form California’s first property and business improvement in 1995, a vigorous district that continues to operate today. Civitas has also worked with international districts in South America; in 2011 our efforts led to formation of Central America’s first BID in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Whether your district is old or new, large or small, rural or urban, Civitas’ experience will help you make a difference. Civitas provides comprehensive management of all aspects of the formation, renewal, and modification processes, for an efficient, effective, expertly guided project. Civitas approaches every project with a customer-centric philosophy and works closely with clients and district stakeholders to make their vision reality.