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.
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.
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.
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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.
The Westwood Village Improvement Association (WVIA) is a property-based assessment district that encompasses Westwood Village, a unique and vibrant commercial district located on the Westside of Los Angeles. Our district serves a population of over 220,000 people living within a three-mile radius. Bordered on the north by UCLA, Westwood Village is bountiful shopping and restaurant district, welcoming visitors of all interests. Westwood Village is also a cultural mecca and entertainment destination. The WVIA was founded in 2011.
The purpose of the Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association is to promote the interests of its professional, service and retail members, to enhance the common areas within the BIA area, to facilitate the exchange of business information and ideas, and to promote the highest business and ethical standards.
For over 20 years, the DCBID has been a catalyst in the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles. A coalition of over 2000 property owners in the Central Business District, the DCBID is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Downtown LA. From maintenance and safety initiatives, a range of economic development efforts, marketing programs, and community events, the DCBID helps a vibrant community of business leaders, retailers, artists, and residents reach its full potential.
Downtown Sacramento Partnership is a nonprofit, property-based improvement district (PBID) that serves as the collective voice for the 197 property owners and more than 400 businesses located within the 66-block urban core of Sacramento. Driven by the mission to build value downtown, Downtown Partnership is the principal advocate, champion, and steward for those who work, live, visit and do business in downtown Sacramento.
The LA Fashion District is a culturally, socially and economically diverse community with rich heritage in the fashion industry; a district that is evolving into a future that will include residential and creative opportunities while maintaining its roots in fashion. The LA Fashion District Business Improvement District is dedicated to helping the community be a clean, safe, and friendly place to work, shop, live, and do business.
Merchant Based organization of 1,050 members. We also contract with the Property Owners Association, 242 owners. We insure a secure and vibrant downtown. Our slogan says it all: “Where Friends Meet, Fun Happens and Business Prospers.”
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 Figueroa Corridor Partnership (Fig BID) is responsible for the daily management and promotion of the Figueroa/Flower/Vermont Corridor, linking Downtown Los Angeles to Exposition Park. The Partnership is committed to the area’s development as a safe, clean, economically vibrant, and aesthetically pleasing environment in which to conduct business, continue an education, visit a museum, attend a sporting event, worship, or reside.
Downtown Santa Monica, Inc. is a private 501c(3) non-profit organization that works with the City of Santa Monica to manage services and operations in Downtown Santa Monica while promoting economic stability, growth and community life within this unique neighborhood.
DTSM, Inc. manages the Property-based Business Assessment District bounded by Ocean Avenue to the west, Wilshire Boulevard to the north, Lincoln Boulevard to the east and the Santa Monica Freeway to the south.
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.
The Downtown Organization of Santa Barbara, Inc. is dedicated to the promotion and enhancement of the business, cultural, community, and environmental vitality of Downtown Santa Barbara for the benefit of its members, Santa Barbara residents, and visitors.