The City of Oklahoma City established the first Business Improvement District (BID) in 2001 and actively supports BIDs in commercial areas where property owners want to transform their areas, making them more attractive places for business. BIDs are regulated by the Oklahoma State Improvement District Act (PDF).

Oklahoma City currently has five Business Improvement Districts: Downtown, OKC's Adventure District, Stockyards CityCapitol Hill, and Western Avenue

  • Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are a public/private partnership in which property owners pay a special assessment for the maintenance, development, and promotion of their commercial district. All the BIDs in Oklahoma City are managed by a business - merchants association that typically includes one full time Executive Director who reports to the Board of Directors and manages the district services and relations.  

    BIDs deliver supplemental services within a defined district such as:

    • Maintenance and sanitation;
    • Public safety;
    • Marketing and promotion;
    • Capital improvements; and
    • Landscaping and beautification.


Click here (PDF) for more information on the difference between Business - Merchants Associations and Business Improvement Districts.

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