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The Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association (DTA) was established in May 1990 to provide services within the Business Improvement District (BID).  The DTA is a comprehensive, non-profit, downtown management agency governed by a membership-elected Board of Directors. The DTA uses the Main Street Four-Point Approach in its revitalization efforts, funded by revenues from the BID, the City of Coeur d’Alene, and various promotional events. 

Becoming a business owner in Downtown Coeur d’Alene automatically includes you as a member of the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association (DTA) and the Business Improvement District (BID).  All revenues from the BID go to support the activities of the DTA.  The BID represents about one-third of the DTA’s annual budget. 

The BID was established in May of 1990 by the City of Coeur d’Alene and the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association.  Idaho state law allows cities to form a BID for the purpose of improving business in a commercial area.  A group of volunteer business people circulated a petition throughout downtown Coeur d’Alene.  Persons owning businesses within the proposed 22 block downtown BID signed the petition, which was submitted to the Coeur d’Alene City council.  The city held a public hearing and established the Downtown BID.

All business owners in the district are required to pay an annual BID assessment.  The City collects the assessments and forwards the funds to the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Association.  Assessment rates have not been raised since the BID’s inception. 


Terry Cooper , Manager
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