Welcome to Business Improvement District (BID)

tel:406-727-5430

318 Central Ave

Great Falls MT, 59401

info@greatfallsbid.com

The Business Improvement District (BID) is the focal point of regional commerce for social, cultural, governmental, business and residential activity in downtown Great Falls. The goal of the BID is to maintain, beautify, and stimulate development in Great Falls’ historic downtown district.

How we work

In 1989, organizational leaders in Great Falls introduced the idea of creating a BID to the property owners of Downtown Great Falls.

The BID is operated by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who are property owners or their designated representatives from within the district; with additional administrative support within their office setting. All board members are elected by the City Commissioners and serve a four-year term with an option to renew for one additional four-year term. The BID has proven itself to be a vital part of the downtown area providing for improvement and beautification.

The BID offers many grant programs to new and existing businesses within the tax assessment district. Façade grant dollars are available for permanent renovations and improvements made to buildings for both new and existing businesses and property owners. New Business Development Grants are designated to the interior, permanent renovations done to the interior of business space and is available to both businesses and property owners. Residential Development Grant dollars are available for those property owners only looking to renovate properties for permanent residential development. All grant dollars are based on criteria listed on this website. These grants are designated for partial cost reimbursement and given at completion of project.

Keep up to date with all of the BID’s efforts to continually improve downtown Great Falls and cultivate the businesses that make this their home!

What areas does the BID cover? View an online map here.

The Great Falls BID was established according to Montana Code, specifically MCA Title 7 Chapter 12

Board of Directors of the Business Improvement District

Andrew Ferrin, Chair

E-mail: mailto:andy_ferrin@hotmail.com

Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Garry Hackett, Vice-Chair

E-mail: mailto:garryhackett@bresnan.net

Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Sheila Rice, Treasurer

E-mail: mailto:srice@nwmt.org

Term Expires: June 30, 2019

Jason Madill

E-mail: mailto:jtmadill@hotmail.com

Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Travis Neil

E-mail: mailto:travis@daconstruction.com

Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Max Grebe

E-mail: mailto:maxg@lpwarchitecture.com 

Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Alison Fried

E-mail: mailto:dragonflydg@hotmail.com 

Term Expires: June 30, 2021

2017-2018 Fiscal Year

The BID’s work plan for the 2018-2019 fiscal year was approved by the City Commission at their meeting on 7/17/18.  The BID continues to work on the goals and looks for new opportunities as funding allows.
Download the 2018 BID Work Plan

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