Georgetown BID


Consider this area your go-to space for the latest updates, resources, and opportunities from the BID. Here you’ll find information about the BID’s program areas, plus helpful links to information, like what to do when it snows and our easy online form to submit your upcoming sale, promotion, or event for inclusion in the weekly BIDness e-newsletter. You can also post a job opening. Want to edit your business page? Click hereHave a question or feedback? Send us an email at

Find a PDF of the BID Member Guide here.

Read the latest BID Member Update here.

Read the latest issue of the BIDness here.

View a PDF calendar of important BID and citywide events here.

What is the Georgetown BID?

Established in 1999 by its property owners and merchants, the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) is a is a publicly chartered, private, non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and overall appeal of Georgetown’s commercial district. The organization’s mission focuses on keeping Georgetown clean, safe, accessible and economically strong.  From marketing, communications and special events, to transportation, economic development, destination management and streetscape, the BID contributes to the vitality and quality of life in Georgetown. Governed by a Board of Directors elected by its membership, the Georgetown BID is proud of the role it has played in the ongoing evolution of Georgetown as an exceptional shopping, dining and visitor destination. 

Who is a BID member and what area constitutes the BID?

Any commercial property owner or tenant within the BID boundaries is automatically a member.  There is no additional membership fee as the BID is funded through a BID property tax. The 1000+ BID membership, comprised of property owners and tenants ranging from retailers to restauranteurs to architecture, technology, and professional services firms, are able to benefit from and participate in all of the programs and services offered throughout the year.

The BID’s boundaries cover approximately thirty-five blocks of the Georgetown commercial district, including all of the commercial properties on M Street between Canal Road on the west and Rock Creek Parkway on the east, and all properties south of M Street to the Potomac River.  It also includes all of the properties on Wisconsin Avenue, and the commercial properties on the blocks that intersect Wisconsin Avenue, south of R Street.