This week we are celebrating 30 Years of Business Improvement Associations (BIAs) in Vancouver!
The very first BIA in Vancouver was established in 1989 and to date there are 22 BIAs in Vancouver.
If you don’t know what a BIA is or what they do this week you will learn all about them. BIAs are a specially funded business districts. The districts are managed by non-profit groups of property owners and business tenants whose goal is to promote and improve their business district, in our case The East Village Vancouver.
If you’d like to learn more about BIAs, check out the BIZMap website. It shows lots of useful stats about each vibrant neighbourhood. https://www.bizmap.ca