Oakland Business Improvement District

The Oakland Business Improvement District is an economic development agency representing local businesses, commercial property owners, universities, hospitals, non-profit and government organizations working to make Oakland Pittsburgh’s most vibrant business district community. The organization also takes the lead on Innovation Oakland, a project with the goal of making Oakland’s largest business district the hub of technology and innovation, and Startup Oakland, a campaign helping to grow Oakland’s start-up community.

The OBID is a dynamic organization with two full-time staff members, an engaged Board of Directors of over two-dozen Oakland Business District Stakeholders and our dedicated third-party cleaning crew. They work to keep Oakland the gem that it is; vibrant, youthful, clean and safe are top priorities of OBID.

 

OBID Member Benefits

As a commercial property owner or business within the Oakland Business District, you are automatically receiving these benefits:

  • Street cleaning and sweeping services
  • Access to promotional campaigns
  • Participation in OBID special events
  • Promotion to more than 1,500 Oakland stakeholders through OBID’s Noteworthy News weekly email
  • Promotion to a network of more than 2,000 people through OBID’s social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Flickr
  • Ongoing access to resources and technical assistance – just a phone call or email away
  • Connections to Oakland’s big players: UPMC, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Carlow University.
  • Networking events connecting you to your fellow business owners in the Oakland BID

OBID is governed by stakeholders with a vested interest in Oakland’s success

  • Is chartered by the City and State to provide economic development services shaped by a charitable mission
  • Fosters critical alliances between diverse stakeholders (from the small entrepreneur and property owner to the large institutions, all voices collaborate to accomplish change
  • Generates revenue to provide necessary services to the district
  • Implements strategic revitalization strategies to keep Oakland competitive
  • Gives voice to the entrepreneurial community
  • Provides on-site professional and experienced staff keeping abreast of local and national trends and strategies in the field of economic development

Bylaws of the OBID Board of Directors
OBID 2013 Audit
2014 Annual Report