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Public-Private Partnerships: BID Collaboration in Philadelphia

Friday, January 15, 2010

Neighborhood improvement districts (NIDs) are the same as business improvement districts (BIDs), also known as business assessment or improvement areas or special improvement districts. The Chestnut Hill NID, which was established in June 2004 and renewed as a BID in 2009, resembles most BIDs in its attempts to define and manage a public-private partnership (PPP) to improve the community.

The history of BIDs is a result of an increasing number of communities looking for and finding ways to buil


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