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Economic Development and Marketing

Founded in 1998, the Downtown Center Business Improvement District (DCBID) is a coalition of approximately 1,200 property, united in their commitment to enhance the quality of life in Downtown Los Angeles. The DCBID provides Economic Development services to attract new business, investment, and residents to Downtown L.A., as well as Marketing services to brand and promote Downtown L.A. to residents, workers and visitors.

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Economic Development

Economic Development

The mission of the Economic Development team of the DCBID is to improve and revitalize Downtown Los Angeles. Our community is undergoing a remarkable renaissance, and the Economic Development team is at the forefront of all the exciting events. We have recruited innovative new restaurants, retail and office tenants, and helped to launch key development in Downtown. Whether you're an individual seeking to start your journey in Downtown or a business considering moving here, the Economic Development team is here to serve you and the community.

The DCBID's Economic Development services include, but are not limited to:

Business Consulting:

We've made the contacts, done the due diligence, and are here to help you open your business, invest or develop in Downtown, and much more.

Saturday Housing Bus Tours:

Given twice a month, this tour is designed to showcase Downtown's many different neighborhoods, including both for-lease and for-sale developments. This tour is ideal for anyone considering living in Downtown.

Stats, Demos & Data:

We have compiled an extensive collection of information regarding Downtown, including demographics, housing inventory and major developments.

Fall Program & Tour:

Annually, we give a tour to lenders, commercial and residential brokers, developers, retailers, restaurateurs, entrepreneurs, and anyone considering doing business in Downtown. With the mission of restoring confidence in Downtown, the Fall Program & Tour has been instrumental in recruiting new businesses to Downtown.

Community Programs:

We produce special events to build our community, including Downtown Dog Day Afternoon at the Cathedral and Halloween Party for Downtown Kids.

Special Tours:

We provide special tours to businesses and individuals who are interested in opening or moving to Downtown. Services upon request.



The DCBID's Marketing Division brands and promotes Downtown LA to visitors all over the world. From creative collateral to various Downtown Events and Campaigns to strong media relations, the DCBID's marketing programs are designed and implemented with a broad audience in mind. Whether it's world-class cultural entertainment, cutting edge art, unique shopping venues or gourmet dining, Downtown LA has something special for everyone. The DCBID's Marketing Division makes sure you know about it.

The DCBID's Marketing Programs include:

  • The Annual Guide to Downtown
  • Downtown L.A. Stay & Play - a hospitality campaign, offering attractive hotel packages to visitors, who are interested in exploring Downtown L.A.
  • Annual Public Safety Appreciation BBQ - a traditional outdoor luncheon which serves as a fundraiser to support Public Safety in Los Angeles
  • Various advertising campaigns
  • Monthly e-newsletter
  • Quarterly printed newsletter for Downtown Stakeholders
  • Downtown Guides - our roaming concierges, who are on the street to help visitors to Downtown L.A. to get around. These friendly Guides are here to answer any questions visitors may have
  • Website updates and Events Calendar listings for
    Downtown L.A.
  • And so much more...

Housing Bus Tour

Housing Bus Tour

Saturday Housing Bus Tours
See everything from loft-style apartments to luxury condos! Join our free Housing Bus Tour, every other Saturday morning. More
Email Newsletter

Email Newsletter

Get Our Monthly Email Newsletter.
Sign up for What's Up Downtown, our monthly email update on upcoming events, new businesses, and downtown deals. More
Videos and Podcasts

Videos & Podcasts

See Our Videos About Downtown
Take a tour of Downtown L.A. with Huell Howser, or watch Join Us! to hear about Downtown’s renaissance from developers, local politicians, and community advocates. More

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