Business Improvement District Resources

The following resources provide additional information and examples of business improvement district resources.

BID Education Program and Resources

University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center, 2018

The University of Wisconsin- Extension (UWEX), through its statewide network of county-based UWEX educators helps Wisconsin communities examine and evaluate how BIDs can support their economic development plans. The program offers workshops, teleconferences and webinars, community-based presentations, and access to an informational website.

An Implementation Study of a Business Improvement District for Davis Square in Somerville, Massachusetts

University of Massachusetts Amherst, May 2014

This Master's Thesis investigated how a BID could be implemented in the Davis Square commercial district of Somerville, Massachusetts. An assessment of Davis Square was conducted through a collaborative effort between planning staff in Somerville's Mayor's Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development and neighborhood stakeholders to identify key issues.

BIDs in Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, undated

This website provides basic information about establishing a BID in Massachusetts and what activities are eligible.

Examples of BIDs Around the Country