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Latest News

Property-Owner BIDs Approved for London
With a national taxation system based upon occupiers rather than owners, BIDs were developed with an assessment that required the lessees of property to pay the bill and govern the BID, rather than the owners.

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Review: P.U.M.A. Releases Top 10 Trends Affecting Downtown
Carrie Gartner recently reviewed Progressive Urban Management Associates' (P.U.M.A.) 2014 “Global Trends Affecting Downtown” report which analyzes industry leading research, data, and expert opinion to inform the top ten trends facing downtowns. 

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Downtown Rebirth: Documenting the Live-Work Dynamic in 21st Century US Cities 
Thriving downtowns, town centers, and urban, anchor institution districts have become major centers for employment with growing populations living in and around these mixed-use nodes. This research highlights 231 employment centers in the 150 largest cities, based on the number of jobs, in the United States and provides several data resources and maps for downtown managers and civic leaders to benchmark progress on their path to sustained employment and residential growth.

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Upcoming Events

Best Practices Webinar: Activating Vacant Space with a Pop-Up Program
April 16, 2014 at 3PM EST
Join IDA and Downtown Dayton Partnership to learn how to attract young professionals, get them engaged in strengthening downtown, and launch successful Pop-Up programs.

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BIABC Annual Conference + IDA Pacific NW Regional Conference
April 28-30, 2014
With a focus on the economy and economic impact – and all that entails – join your peers from across North America in the BC capital city of Victoria for networking and professional development at its best.

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Midwest Urban District Forum
May 5-6, 2014
Join peers from across the Midwest to share and learn fresh perspectives on topics relevant to galvanizing communities in the Midwest region. Hosted in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc.

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Celebrating 60 Years

Help us celebrate 60 years by reaching our goal of 60 new members in 2014. Renew your membership or join today!


Strategic Partners

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