Businesses located within the Eureka Main Street District also belong to the Business Improvement District (BID). Eureka Business Improvement District Association (EBIDA) was formed in 1983 when a majority of businesses in Downtown and Old Town agreed to an annual assessment to fund local projects. BID fees are based on the location of the business, the type of business, and the number of employees. The City of Eureka collects EBIDA assessments with the annual business license fee. View Eureka Main Street map.
Main Street America Program
Eureka Main Street, an accredited Main Street America program, began in 1992 as a public-private partnership between the Redevelopment Agency and the Downtown and Old Town merchants. The Eureka Main Street District covers A to I Streets and the Waterfront to Eighth Streets.
Eureka Main Street practices the "Four Point Approach," a unique economic development tool developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. This discipline provides the foundation for local revitalization by leveraging local assets – from cultural and architectural heritage to local enterprises and community pride. A committee oversees each "approach" – Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Vitality.
Eureka Main Street has committees to address the four points. Are you interested in joining the Economic Vitality, Design, Organization, or Promotion Committee? Apply to join a committee, we'd love to include you!
Board of Directors & Meetings
The Eureka Main Street program is governed by a Board of Directors representing merchants, professionals, the City of Eureka, and various community members. The Board of Directors manages the collected Eureka Business Improvement District Association (EBIDA) assessment funds.