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Business Improvement Districts

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) offer the chance for property and business owners to join together and assess themselves money 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 business communities, creating and retaining jobs, attracting new businesses, and revilitalizing commercial corridors across the City.

What BIDs Do:

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

BID services can include:

  • Business development
  • Corridor beautification
  • Marketing and special events
  • Public safety and hospitality
  • Street cleaning and maintenance

BID Oversight & Management

Each BID is run by a non-profit organization with a Board of Directors. Elected by members in the district, the Board may include property owners, merchants, residents, and representatives of local elected office. The Board is in charge of making key deicions about programs and services, budget, goals, policies, and staffing. The City of Long Beach enters into agreements with non-profit business and/or property owner associations that utlize assessment revenues to provide services and improvements in BID areas.

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 the BID's stakeholders. The City of Long Beach asssists with the collection of the special assessment, which in turn, is distributed directly to the Association responsible for managing the BID. Based on the type of assessment district, collection methods and organization will vary. The Association recieves 100 percent of the revenues collected. This revenue is used for purposes described in each BID’s Management Plan and Annual Report. 

There are 10 BID areas within the City.

BID

Method of Assessment

Boundaries

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

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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.