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Business Improvement District


Who We Are

The Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District (BID) is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado formed in 1999.  The BID encompasses a 49-block taxing district approved by downtown property owners to cultivate a cleaner, safer and more vibrant downtown community. The tax revenue is used by the BID to provide maintenance services that supplement those provided by the City of Boulder and to provide a comprehensive consumer marketing and communication program.

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Marketing and Communications

The Downtown Boulder Business Improvement District markets and promotes the district to both consumers and investor audiences. These efforts include: advertising, branding, event marketing, banners, brochures, printed collateral materials, newsletters, public relations, social media, digital media and market research.



BID funding for operations and maintenance services throughout the district includes trash pickup, graffiti and sidewalk gum removal, snow shoveling, holiday lights, plant maintenance and banner program. The BID has an operations team working daily to maintain a clean and appealing downtown district. 

Learn more about these efforts on our Downtown Ambassador Program page.

Economic Vitality 

The BID funds economic vitality efforts including, tenant recruitment for both retail and office spaces and support services for small businesses. In conjunction with the city and community partners, the BID co-funds biennial Intercept Surveys and occasional retail and resident studies.

2024 BID Board of Directors

Jessica Deiter - Boom Properties

Erica Barnett - Flatirons Bank

Past Chair
Nate Litsey - Market Real Estate

2024 Board Members
Nicole Hurdle - Hurdle's Jewelry
Ann Klein - SmithKlein Gallery
Craig Moelis - Foolish Craig's
John Reynolds - JZ Reynolds, LLC
Aly Baca - Unico Properties
Chad Huilman - PNE Interests

Non-Voting Members
Peter Jones  - Trident Booksellers & Cafe
Jen Moss - Terracotta

Ex Officio
Mark Wallach - Boulder City Council
Matthew Benjamin - Boulder City Council
Cris Jones - Director of Community Vitality
Jeff Kessler - Boulder Police Department

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