BCDD is a group of volunteers that follow the North Carolina Main Street’s 4-Point Approach to revitalize downtown Bessemer City. Organization, Design, Promotions, and Economic Vitality are the four points used to revitalize downtown. The committee works with City officials and elected leaders to direct redevelopment efforts in Downtown Bessemer City.
BCDD consists of a five (5) board members. This board guides three standing committees, Design, Promotions, and Economic Vitality. These committees include volunteers that focus on each individual committee’s goals.
BCDD strives to better the the environment for business development in downtown by following Main Street Standards under the context of historic preservation.
Downtown Bessemer City swarms with historic characteristics, new development opportunities, and energy that betters the environment for small business and economic vitality. Downtown is full of elements that improve the quality of life for the community and helps to build a colony of success in downtown.
As a Main Street America Affiliate™, Bessemer City Downtown Development is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Bessemer City is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Bessemer City Downtown Development is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.
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Board meetings are conducted on the fourth Monday of every month at 9:30AM while committee meetings occur on an as-needed basis.