Greater Oklahoma City is in the geographic center of North America equidistant from the east and west coasts and major trade partners of Canada and Mexico. The ten county region is at the crossroads of the U.S., sitting at the heart of three major national highways on the NAFTA corridor.
There's a reason Greater Oklahoma City is such a great place for business: Location. The ten county region is positioned within a day's drive of the rapidly-growing south-central region (OK, TX, AR, LA) projected to grow more than 44% during the next 25 years.
The Downtown OKC Business Improvement District (BID for short) is an area where property owners voted to for a special property assessment to make their community a better place. The City of Oklahoma City approved the Downtown OKC BID, in July 2001. When the City passed the Downtown BID program, it also adopted a contract with Downtown OKC Inc. to the implement the BID's initiatives.
The special assessment fund is used to manage and maintain Downtown OKC in a clean, safe and professional manner, and to purchase services and make improvements that add to those provided by the City. The BID is overseen and guided by a volunteer advisory board representing the different "neighborhoods" of Downtown, which include: The Arts District, Automobile Alley, Bricktown, Business District, and Deep Deuce.