Business Improvement Districts in San Diego
The purpose of this analysis is to provide insight regarding the City of San Diego's Business Improvement District (BID) program. This study is part of our overall effort to evaluate the policy-making discussion around San Diego's economic development programs. It is not the intent of this study to quantify the effects of BIDs but to inform the local dialogue regarding BIDs through an organization of relevant published materials and limited analysis regarding BID assessments since Fiscal Year 2002. Our review of previously published materials found a consensus that BIDs have a net positive effect. Further research is required however to conclusively assert that BIDs cause economic growth in a particular community and to estimate that impact.