business districts, inc.  |  Services


BDI provides comprehensive economic development services and can take you from evaluation to implementation.

The Situation Audit is the introductory service we provide to evaluate your economic, physical, organizational, historic, and programmatic assets.  Based on the results of the Situation Audit, we develop realistic economic development goals and a strategic plan that provides a road map to achieving those goals.

A specific Action Plan including due dates, responsibility, and budgets guides local officials, staff, and volunteers as they undertake strategic initiatives.

We can assist you in creating a strategic framework for your commercial area by developing Business Improvement Districts, appropriate budgets, and accountability. We evaluate advertising, promotions, media buying, collateral materials, and public relations to determine optimal approaches to logical consumer markets.

Understanding local historic resources and the application of historic preservation tools leads our approach to economic issues facing commercial district development.

We provide Continuing Services to established organizations that want to enhance their market knowledge and expand their services. Key components include retailer development workshops and one-on-one business consultations. Reliable, statistically valid consumer and business owner surveys are a particular specialty.
When development requires a public-private partnership, we guide the process by connecting with the development community and analyzing financing proposals.

In addition to direct client relationships, we frequently are subcontractors on master planning and comprehensive planning efforts.