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Downtown Partnership Fosters San Diego Business Growth

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The Downtown San Diego Partnership elected a new board of directors to help manage and foster future business growth.   The partnership is designed to brand, revitalize, and create economic growth for the city. Keeping San Diego’s downtown developing and adapting helps raise the economic stature of the city through collaborative effort that improves the business attractiveness of the city. It is beneficial to understand what a Business Improvement District is (BID). BID’s levy additional taxes on businesses within the district and use that money to improve the management of the area. It is like having an additional service on top of existing governmental services. Businesses willingly pay the extra cost because they can create collective benefits that they wouldn’t be able to do on their own.  BIDs create additional value for these businesses by creating better environments. For example, in North Carolina a survey found that local business owners thought highly of th