Welcome to the Club

If you own a business or property in the 80 square block region of the downtown Spokane BID, you are a member of an exclusive club actively investing in making downtown Spokane the center for commerce, culture, and living in the Intermountain Northwest. The BID is funded by the City of Spokane and private investment, including Ratepayer assessments (that's you!), contributions to parking validation, event sponsorship, and more. BID programs focus on making downtown a more desirable place for businesses, shoppers, and visitors. Similar to other BIDs across the country, programs focus on clean, safe, marketing, economic development and transportation.

Map of BID Boundaries

Things to know

  • 2019 Holiday Business Guide

    Businesses are invited to participate in the spirit of the season by joining with Downtown Spokane and partners in the presentation of holiday activities. To be included in promotions, including the online calendar of events, posters or in the official Holiday Guide.

    Each year Downtown Spokane adopts a holiday theme to engage locals and visitors with activities for the entire family. Participate in the spirit of the season by joining with Downtown Spokane in the presentation of the 2019 holiday theme, Nutcracker!

    Businesses interested in participating in some or all of these downtown Spokane holiday traditions should navigate to the participation page linked below to get started.


  • Safety FAQs

    Downtown Spokane and the City of Spokane work to ensure Spokane’s city center is welcoming to professionals, visitors, and residents. The City of Spokane provides resources to maintain public safety for all businesses and individuals that have chosen downtown Spokane as their neighborhood.

    Click below to learn who to call when help is needed.


    If you are a property or business owner who, in the last two years, has added additional security measures to your business, please share those additions with us by completing the short survey linked below.


  • Get on Board

    The Downtown Spokane Business Improvement District (BID) has TBA (TBA) two-year terms of the nineteen (19) Board seats available beginning February 2020 The Ratepayer Board Nominating Committee is currently seeking interested persons to fill these important positions. All Ratepayers in good standing are encouraged to consider submitting an application for consideration by the Nominating Committee. Application are accepted through November 20, 2019.