Welcome to Downtown Albany, New York
We live amongst majestic greatness every day. Memorable in history, landscape, business and culture. We share our heritage with some of the greatest political, economic, scientific and environmental figures to date. It’s true that downtown Albany has reigned with significance and life since the very beginning.
Today, our modern landscape shapes ideas, drives business and motivates innovation. As the Capital City of the most recognizable state in the world, we have an obligation to show off all that makes our Downtown a wonderful engaging and dynamic community to live, work and visit.
Downtown Albany Business Improvement District
Since its inception in 1996, The Downtown Albany Business Improvement District (BID) organization has worked to restore, promote and maintain the character and vitality of downtown Albany and improve the quality of life for everyone in the heart of the Capital District. Representing an area of approximately 50 square blocks roughly bounded on the north by Clinton Avenue, on the south by Madison Avenue, on the east by Broadway, and on the west by Eagle Street, every property owner, business, employee and resident within this boundary is automatically a member of The BID.
The legislature mandated assessment to support the BID is collected by the City of Albany from each of the properties within the BID's boundaries.
Through the direction and voice of Stakeholder committees and the Board of Directors, the BID staff works tirelessly to accomplish the many goals and initiatives and connect with supporting partners to drive change. As a liaison to the City and State, the BID also supports businesses large and small on day-to-day issues.
In addition to a governing Board of Directors and an Executive Committee, the BID has specialized committees to assist in brainstorming and implementing different objectives. Those committees include: Business Development, Retail Attraction, Quality of Life, Hospitality and Marketing.
Headlining our core services are Business Development, Quality of Life and Marketing and Communications. Learn more about each of our services and how you can play an active role in the development of downtown Albany.