Downtown Business Improvement District

The Downtown Business Improvement District (DBID) was put in place to develop and protect our Downtown and serve the businesses and patrons of Downtown Manhattan. The services the DBID funds go toward include:

  • Street Decor
    • Flower baskets
    • Flags
    • Holiday lights
  • Maintenance
    • Trash removal
    • Groundskeeping
  • Events
    • Monthly Downtown Member Lunches
    • Pink Up the Pace 5K
    • Art Walks
    • Science Fest
    • Third Thursdays
    • Plates & Pours: A Tasting Tour of Downtown
    • Sidewalk Sale
    • All Treats Day
    • City Commission Candidate Public Forum
    • Holiday Open House
    • Downtown Festival of Lights
    • Mayor’s Spirit of the Holidays Parade
    • Celebrate the Season Carriage Rides
  • Economic development
    • Retail, restaurant & service business recruitment
    • Working with property owners and well-vetted potential business owners to fill vacant spaces
    • Creating sales tax dollars
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships
    • City, county, and regional leaders
    • Downtown stakeholders
    • Consumers
  • Advocating for small business
    • Liaison to the city and county
    • Driving initiatives that make downtown vital
  • Dynamic media presence and district-wide promotion
    • Website and social media
    • Clearing house for all promotional aspects of downtown

Each Downtown business or business space is billed annually for their DBID fee. Downtown businesses and property owners can expect to receive a bill in January from the City of Manhattan. Payments are due to the City of Manhattan by 5:00 PM on Friday, March 1st. For more information about the 2024 BID assessment, click here.

*Please note, the city’s DBID Advisory Board has increased the 2024 fees by 3% across the board.