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City of Charlotte Business District Organization Program

City of Charlotte Business District Organization Program

600 East Trade Street Charlotte, NC 28202 | 704-332-7333 | http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/nbs/ed/financialprograms/Pages/BDOP.aspx

The Business District Organization Program is a matching, reimbursement grant program that seeks to support the work of business associations serving targeted business districts located within the Business Corridor Revitalization Geography.

Empowering business districts to create positive change that benefits the unique needs and challenges of the areas in which they are located is an important component of a healthy urban business district. The more businesses work together to collaborate on initiatives, develop partnerships, and find solutions that positively impact not only their unique districts, but also the surrounding residential areas, the stronger the overall health of our city will be.

Much like a neighborhood association, Business District Organizations (also known as business associations) are comprised of multiple businesses (10 or more) that are operating in the same business district and that have common goals and objectives that they want to achieve to impact the overall economic health of their district and the surrounding community. The association develops a formal "umbrella" organization that they brand and market to help further their goals; elects a Board to provide leadership; obtains IRS non-profit status; holds regular meetings; develops annual budgets and work plans; collaborates on initiatives and problem solving in their area; markets their unique district; and much more.

The City will provide up to $30,000 in reimbursed matching funds per year to qualified business district associations for eligible expenses, where the City reimburses two-thirds (66.6%) of funds raised and spent for eligible expenses by the association. This is how FreeMoreWest exists and makes things happen.

Featured Members

  • First Citizens Bank

    1024 Alleghany St.
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    704-338-4073

  • Morehead West Apartments

    1932 West Morehead Street
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    (704) 376-5322

  • Savor Cafe & Catering

    1404 W. Morehead St.
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    704-334-0098

  • Kelso Communications

    809 West Hill Street
    Charlotte, No 28208

    704-847-2462

  • Grandin Heights


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  • Powderly Vuchnich Good, CPAs

    1235 W. Morehead St.
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    704-239-8763

  • Charlotte West Rotary Club

    2709 Water Ridge Parkway
    Charlotte, NC 28217

    704-357-8011

  • Goodwill Industries & Job Connection

    2122 Freedom Dr.
    Charlotte, NC 28208

    704-332-0261

  • McMillan Pazdan Smith

    1307 West Morehead Street
    Charlotte, No 28208

    980-201-3035

  • City of Charlotte Business District Organization Program

    600 East Trade Street
    Charlotte, NC 28202

    704-332-7333

Our Members