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Business Improvement Districts

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) offer the chance for property and business owners to join together to pool funds to be used for agreed upon improvements in their respective business districts. The City of Long Beach supports a BID as a tool for strengthening small businesses, creating and retaining jobs, attracting new businesses, improving quality of life, and revitalizing commercial corridors across the City.

What BIDs Do:

BIDs create vibrant, clean, and safe business districts. They deliver services and improvements above and beyond the baseline services provided by the City. Working with the City and community, BID Associations responsible for managing BIDs are a powerful voice for their business districts.

BID services vary, but generally include the following:

  • Business expansion, attraction, and retention
  • Marketing and special events
  • Placemaking and beautification
  • Public safety and hospitality
  • Street cleaning and maintenance

BID Oversight & Management

The City of Long Beach enters into agreements with non-profit organizations (BID Associations) that utilize assessment revenues to provide services and improvements in BID areas. Each BID Association has a Board of Directors that serve as the "Advisory Board" to the City Council. The Board is in charge of recommending key decisions about programs and services, budget, goals, policies, and staffing. BID Associations anually submit an Annual Report to the City Council that makes recommendatinos, such as annual assessment rates, programs and services, and the budget for the upcoming year. Once approved by the City Council, the BID Association is repsonsible for delivering the annual BID Program in their respective BID.

BID Funding

BID programs and services are funded by a special assessment billed to merchants or property owners within a district. The methodology used to quantify assessments are unique to each BID and decided upon by each BID's stakeholders. The City of Long Beach assists with the collection of the special assessment, which in turn, is distributed directly to the BID Association responsible for managing the BID. Based on the type of assessment district, collection methods and organization will vary. The BID Association receives 100 percent of the revenues collected. This revenue is used for purposes described in each BID’s Management Plan and/or Annual Report. 

There are 10 BIDs within the City.

BID

Method of Assessment

Boundaries

BID Association

Belmont Shore PBIA

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Belmont Shore Business Association

Bixby Knolls PBIA

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Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association

Downtown Long Beach PBIA

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Downtown Long Beach Alliance

Downtown Long Beach PBID

Fees

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Downtown Long Beach Alliance

East Anaheim PBIA

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Zaferia Business Association

Fourth Street PBIA

Fees

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Fourth Street Business Improvement Association 

Long Beach Tourism BIA - Downtown

Fees

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Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

Long Beach Tourism BIA - Airport

Fees

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Long Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau

Magnolia Industrial Group PBID

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Magnolia Industrial Group

Midtown PBID

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Midtown Property & Business Owner's Association

Uptown PBID

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Uptown Property and Community Association 

For further information, please contact Eric Romero, Project Manager, at Eric.Romero@longbeach.gov.