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THE
TROY
BUSINESS
IMPROVEMENT
DISTRICT  
("BID")

Donating to the Downtown Troy Business Improvement District (BID) is essential for fostering economic growth, enhancing community vibrancy, and improving overall quality of life. Contributions support initiatives such as marketing campaigns, beautification efforts, and community events, which attract visitors, retain businesses, and create job opportunities

ABOUT BID
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DID YOU KNOW?

The tax assessment only covers 45% of our operating expenses. 
The remaining funding comes from sponsorships, special events, fundraising, grants and other partnerships.

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WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT US?

ECONOMY

COMMUNITY 

BEAUTIFICATION

SAFETY

MARKETING

Donations help sustain and enhance the economic vitality of Downtown Troy by supporting local businesses, attracting visitors, and fostering a vibrant community.​

Contributions aid in the development of Downtown Troy as a thriving cultural and social hub, promoting community engagement, events, and activities that benefit residents and visitors alike.

Funds go towards beautification efforts such as landscaping, street cleaning, and maintenance, ensuring that Downtown Troy remains an attractive and welcoming environment for all.

Donations help finance safety and security initiatives, such as lighting improvements and community policing programs, making Downtown Troy a safer place to live, work, and visit.

Supporting the BID enables effective marketing and promotion campaigns that showcase the unique offerings of Downtown Troy, attracting tourists, shoppers, and investors to the area.

HOW WE WORk

2023 ACCOMPLISHMENTS

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The beautification team, added additional hanging baskets to our downtown totaling 100 baskets and over 20 planters with flowers. Additional baskets and new brackets were made possible by the first ever Earth Day fundraiser hosted by the Whiskey Pickle raising over $1,300. 

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With the support of the Troy Redevelopment Foundation, we purchased the first of its kind, an electric UTV, called the "Intimidator" to not only cut down on our carbon footprint, but to help us maintain the watering of flowers, day-to-day clean-ups and further maintenance around the downtown.

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For the first time, we ran a "Shop Small, Shop Troy" billboard on 787 South with Lamar from Mid-November to Mid-December to push shopping in Downtown during the holiday season.

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We welcomed 10 new businesses into Downtown Troy in 2023:

 

Apricot Fine Jewelry Works

188 River St

 

Mean Max Brew Works

251 River St

 

Pataconia

433 River St

 

Life Storage

500 River St

 

Yellow Lab Vintage

9 Broadway

 

MexCocina

7 Broadway

 

Twisted Fiddler

9 1st St

 

Oh Corn! Arepas

429 River St

 

Hibachi Station

501 Broadway

 

Stacks Espresso Bar

13 3rd St

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We brought back Pig Out for the first time since 2019 and hosted successful Troy favorites, such as, Troy Riverfest, Rockin' on the River and Chowderfest. This year, we created a number of new annual events, such as, College Block Party connecting local college students to Downtown, Downtown Troy Hot Chocolate Stroll, and Dogtober. Each event brought a significant increase in foot traffic to our downtown as well as an increase in revenue to our businesses.

We hosted four volunteer clean-ups in Riverfront Park, Church Street Alley, Barker Park, and one large clean-up across Downtown Troy on Earth day, with the support of the YMCA of Troy and United Way.

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We partnered with the Art Center of the Capital Region assisting with cleaning Church St Alley by providing power-washing and trash removal to prepare for the first ever Troy Art Block where artists live painted on the sides of buildings, creating a destination to visit in Troy. This event was voted Top 10 in USA Today as the “Best New Festival”.

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Through the partnership with the Pride Center of the Capital Region and Downtown businesses we brought together the first annual "Pride Night Out" event to Downtown Troy in June, now making this an annual event to our calendar of events.

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We provided holiday light decorations on 3rd and Congress St and we hung 50 kissing balls and filled our planters with holiday greens throughout the district. We will continue to expand on our holiday decor in 2024.

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Thanks to our sponsorship with Pioneer and Upstate of Mind we went from 250 tote bags in 2022 to 400 tote bags in 2023 for our "Shop Small, Shop Troy" event on Small Business Saturday. Retail shops received 15 bags to give out to their first 15 customers who shopped with them that day.

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Support BID

SUPPORT THE BID

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YOU'RE INVOLVEMENT COUNTS

THE MANY WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE

2024 Sponsorship Package

For more information regarding our sponsorship package please email olivia.clemente@troybid.org.

Make A Donation

Any donation goes really far for a non-profit, local,

501-C3 organization. 

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