Business Improvement District (BID)
Oklahoma City's Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) is a group of property owners who pay a special assessment to transform their districts and neighborhoods, making them more attractive places to live and do business. The BID not only helps improve the appearance of area, it also pays to market local businesses in the downtown area and host special events throughout the year that bring life to the downtown area.
When the City passed the Downtown BID program in July 2001, it adopted a contract with Downtown OKC Inc. (DOKC) to the implement the BID’s initiatives. As a result, DOKC manages and maintains downtown OKC, acts as an advocate for economic development, and purchases services that add to those already provided by the City. DOKC also plans and executes annual events like Downtown in December, Downtown Restaurant Week, the Downtown Dash and more.
A volunteer advisory board represents and guides downtown's 7 subdistricts: The Central Business District, Bricktown, Automobile Alley, the Arts District, Film Row, Deep Deuce and Park Plaza.
Other BID programs and services include:
BID Advisory Board of Directors | Downtown Underground | Logo license agreement.