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Business Improvement Districts are defined areas within which businesses elect to pay a levy – a “self-imposed-tax” – to provide services and programs to the entire BID, beyond what the city provides. The aim of these public-private partnerships is to attract and retain businesses, increase sales and taxes, generate jobs, and enhance the quality of life in the neighborhood. BIDs exist in almost every one of the top 50 largest cities in the United States as well as in many smaller communities.

The BID for Washington, DC’s central business district paid for extensive – and visually attractive – curb-cut tree trenches to make the neighborhood more appealing.

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