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Our Core Purpose is to make downtown Nashville the compelling urban center in the Southeast in which to LIVE, WORK, PLAY and INVEST.

The Nashville Downtown Partnership was created in 1994 as a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving the businesses, employees, residents, and visitors of Music City’s urban core. Through our work and partnerships, we ensure downtown Nashville is the clean, safe, and vibrant place where you work, shop, live, and do business.

The Nashville Downtown Partnership pursues its Core Purpose through:

  • business recruitment and retention;
  • residential and retail development;
  • public space management;
  • access and transportation;
  • communications and marketing for downtown destinations.

These efforts are made possible through the work of the administrative and operations staff, Board of Directors, and many public and private partners. The Partnership administers these services in two Business Improvement Districts (BID): The Central Business Improvement District (CBID) and The Gulch Business Improvement District (GBID).