What You Need to Know About Georgia’s Community Improvement Districts

If you live in metro Atlanta, chances are you have encountered services of community improvement districts, or CIDs. But what exactly is a CID?

It can be difficult to distinguish Georgia CIDs’ services and county or city services. For example, did you know that the ambassadors seen throughout downtown Atlanta are managed by the Atlanta… more »

Rarely Used Economic Development Tool Offers Benefits to Cities

Georgia has two types of business improvement district models: Georgia community improvement districts (CIDs) and Georgia city business improvement districts, or “Georgia BIDs.”

Like CIDs, Georgia BIDs are a group of property owners within a set boundary who decide to levy additional taxes or fees on themselves to provide supplemental services. However, Georgia BIDs are… more »

AJC: Three Georgias Emerge Post Recession

Posted On November 22, 2016
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published an article highlighting the Center for State and Local Finance’s work on studying the effects of the Great Recession on Georgia jobs.

In the article, “Three Georgias emerge from Great Recession,” Peter Bluestone , a senior researcher and co-author of the report, discussed how positive changes in the larger Georgia… more »