Corridor Improvement District (CID)
The WestSide Improvement District (CID) allows the use of tax increment financing (TIF) to make capital improvements within our established commercial district. A CID is designed to assist development by reinvesting the tax dollars the city already collects right back into our district. The CID is governed by a city-appointed board called a Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA), which is comprised of local property owners, business owners, and one resident of the district.
What Does the CID Do?
- Invest in public infrastructure improvements
- Grant Special Development Liquor Licenses
- Recommend tax incentives for individual projects
WestSide Business Assistance Program
Do you own a business in the WestSide or know someone who is interested in locating here? In the WestSide, there is a whole community of business owners, residents, and other professionals working to make it the great place it is! Check out some of the unique business assistance the WestSide offers:
The goal of our Business Assistance Program is to provide knowledge, guidance, useful tools, and established connections to small businesses in order for them to grow and be successful. We do this by serving as a resource in linking small business owners with organizations that can provide meaningful assistance in:
- Writing & updating business plans
- Marketing & merchandizing products
- Planning for remodeling or expanding
- Financing & loan acquisition/refinancing
- Permitting & zoning
- Networking & advocacy
- Leasing/purchasing commercial property
If there is anything you need assistance with, please contact our dedicated staff to connect you with the right WestSide business owner or support service organization. Email Grace Johnson or call her at 616-301-1717
Please, take our survey http://goo.gl/forms/f14EcNdcYz to let us know what additional services you’d like to see in the WestSide Business District.