We are a focused, funded organization that will work to support and improve business conditions in downtown Edmonds. Our goal is to ensure our downtown stays lively, attractive and prosperous.
BIDs are special assessment areas established under the Revised Code of Washington (Chapter 35.87.A) to maintain and enhance specific business districts. BIDs are a local funding mechanism whereby businesses assess themselves to fund programs designed to help fulfill goals related to activities such as marketing, promoting special events, security, beautification, parking, clean-up and administration of the BID.
A prosperous district is a crucial component of a successful business environment. Commercial areas like downtown Edmonds compete for customers within the greater Puget Sound Area. Establishing a BID is an answer to keeping the area healthy and viable. The member advisory board will be responsible for administering activities that the business owners themselves decide are important.
An attractive and thriving downtown is also a crucial element of a vibrant residential community. People want to live in neighnorthoods where public areas are beautiful, street are clean and where businesses prosper. A BID can provide services that will communicate to residents that Edmonds is where they want to shop, eat, find professional services and conduct business.