About the BID

The Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (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. 

The BID recently celebrated our fifth anniversary with the 2016 BID Report.

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.

Downtown Boston BID members represent more than 650 commercial properties and a wide cross-section of Boston's business community -- from local independent retailers to major corporations doing business globally. They fund the BID by paying a special assessment based on each property's value, and the BID's mission and strategy are informed by their concerns and needs. BID members elect a 32-member Board of Directors as diverse as their constituents. 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.