About the BID
The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District is the only BID in Boston and one of only five in Massachusetts. A binding assessment levied on commercial property owners funds BID activities, and a 30-member board of directors elected by BID members oversees the organization. The board represents the cross-section of Boston's business community found in the district and is responsive to property owners, retailers and residents. It directs management, programming and budget decisions, which are implemented by a full-time staff that manages daily operations. Property owners of towers and commercial condominiums, industry leaders and independent businesses, non-profit organizations and residents, all volunteer their time as Board members in staggered three-year terms.
The BID is a private, non-profit corporation created and maintained by property owners. We serve the entire downtown community -- businesses, employees, residents, students, and more. Our mission is to transform and engage Downtown Boston through programs and supplemental services that meet area needs.
As Boston's first BID, we have pioneered a collaborative effort among area stakeholders that is creating a clean, safe, and vibrant environment for everyone who experiences the district. We are promoting increased business activity, enhancing property values, and attracting further investment in the area.
We serve a 34-block area between Tremont and Congress streets and Court and Boylston streets that includes Downtown Crossing, the Ladder District, and parts of the Financial and Theater districts.