Downtown Development


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Bessemer City Downtown Development

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 nine (9) board members. Seven (7) regular board members, one (1)City Council representative and one (1) Chamber of Commerce representative.  This board guides three standing committees, Design, Promotions, and Economic Restructuring.  These committees include volunteers that focus on each individual committee’s goals.

Publications for Downtown Development

Downtown Economic Impact Report

BCDD Downtown Map 05-2018

What is the North Carolina Main Street Program?

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Downtown Grants

Facade Improvement Grant (FIG) Program

Building Rehabilitation Incentive Grant (BRIG) Program


Board meetings are conducted on the fourth Monday of every month at 9:30AM while committee meetings occur on an as-needed basis.

BCDDA strives to better the environment of downtown Bessemer City in order to promote existing and new business development!

img_1821111BCDD Vision:

Downtown Bessemer City, conveniently located to major transportation with steady industrial growth, is the cornerstone of an attractive, affordable lifestyle among a rich heritage of a compassionate community, with a thriving, growing and diverse retail mix while imparting a sense of spirit and values amidst North Carolina and community treasures: state and national parks, city recreational opportunities thus creating an environment for a healthy and profitable future that welcomes you for a lifetime.


As a Main Street America™ Affiliate program, Bessemer City Downtown Development is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Affiliated programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

Board Members

  • See Appointed Boards Page HERE



  • Design
  • Promotions
  • Economic Vitality

Interested in volunteering?  Contact us today!