Business Improvement Districts Case Study

Pancake breakfast in Springfield, MA.
Pancake breakfast in Springfield, MA
Source: Spirit of Springfield
Springfield, MA

Established in 1998, the Springfield BID has been providing cleaner streets and sidewalks, more attention to the aesthetics of downtown parks and historic buildings, and care for new and existing trees, shrubs and flowers. The BID includes 235 properties assessed at over $300 million and their yearly revenue ranges from $750,000 to $800,000. The Springfield BID is a coalition of property owners, tenants, City officials and other groups with a stake in Springfield's success, and includes an 11-member Board of Directors. Other activities include helping to hire private duty police officers, marketing the downtown, producing concert series, and financially supporting the 4th of July fireworks and Holiday Lighting events. Between 1999 and 2006, assessed values in the district climbed 54%.

Downtown nightlife, Springfield, MA.
Downtown nightlife, Springfield, MA
Source: Springfield BID

Additional information regarding the Springfield BID may be found at or by contacting Jeff Keck, Executive Director of the Springfield Business Improvement District.

1441 Main Street, Suite 111
Springfield , MA 01103

Phone: 413-781-1591