Jamaica Center BID

About the BID

“Work in Progress!”  
Jamaica’s Three Downtown Business Improvement Districts are joining forces! Learn more here.

Much of Downtown Jamaica’s commercial district is managed, beautified, and promoted by the nonprofit Jamaica Center Business Improvement District “BID”. Our nonprofit seeks to make the Jamaica Center business district a thriving business hub and an enjoyable destination to shop, work, live and visit.

Founded in 1979

Our BID's core programming includes the following strategic initiatives:


Ensure the district is attractive, welcoming, safe, clean and graffiti-free.


Conduct creative district marketing campaigns, host special events, encourage visitation and shopper loyalty.


Align the district's retail mix with shopper preferences and connect district businesses with resources needed to succeed.


Champion for public improvements, capital investments and economic development initiatives in Downtown Jamaica.

The Jamaica Center BID is a public-private partnership governed by a Board of Directors and derives its revenues from an annual assessment on all real property located within the boundaries of the BID.

See our service boundary map here.

We are grateful to our supporters who make our work possible:

NYC Department of Small Business Services: Avenue NYC Grant, Strategic Impact Grant, and Support for Revitalization of the Jamaica Avenue Clock

Council Member I. Daneek Miller (District 27): Support for Revitalization of the Jamaica Avenue Clock

JFKIAT and Partners (4GOOD Community Philanthropic Program): Programmatic Support for FY22

City Council District 24: Tree Pit Revitalization Support

Office of Queens Borough President Donovan Richards: General Operating and Programmatic Support

Additional In-Kind Support, Friends, and/or  All-Around Helpful Partners and Colleagues Making Jamaica Great. We Appreciate YOU!

Home Depot-Support of Parsons Clean Up

Mattone Investors-Support of Parsons Clean Up

Golden Krust, Popeye’s and Dunkin at Parsons Public Space-Support of Parsons Clean Up

SEQ Clean UP-Multiple Downtown Clean Up Initiatives

Cambria Heights Florist-Support of Parsons Clean Up

Lindon Studios-Support of Parsons Clean Up

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

York College and the SBDC

Queens Chamber of Commerce

King Manor Museum

Cultural Collaborative Jamaica

A Better Jamaica

Our World Media

Sutphin Boulevard BID

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