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Meeting on Main: The ABC's of Business Improvement Districts

Business Improvement Districts (BID) are a public/private partnership in which property and business owners elect to make a collective contribution to the maintenance, development and promotion of their commercial district. Not only are BID’s one of the more stable funding mechanisms for Main Street organizations, the Main Street program provides an organizational framework for making a BID function more effectively. Learn how to form a BID, how they function, the benefits, drawbacks, the Main Street connection, and the chance to learn from member communities that have a BID.  Attendees will also have a chance to network and learn about other projects and activities going on in Main Street and Associate Member communities statewide. Main Street and downtown management organization leaders, city officials and planning officials are encouraged to attend.

Registration has closed. If you are still interested in attending, please contact the Nebraska Main Street Network office at


Monday, February 12, 2018


Harmony Room, 315 N. Wheeler, Grand Island, NE


$12.00 for Nebraska Main Street Network Members
$28.00 for Non-Members



8:45-9:15am Registration & Check In
9:15-10:30am Community roundtable/project share
10:30-10:45am Break
10:45am-NOON The ABC's of Business Improvement Districts
NOON-1:00pm Lunch & Networking
1:00-2:30pm BID's In Action: A Panel Discussion
2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45-3:45pm Railside Project Tour