Business Improvement District
The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce is part of a unique partnership to support downtown economic development.
The Business Improvement District (BID) and the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce developed the partnership to support the BID Manager position. Formed in 2008, the partnership led to the hiring of Oshkosh's first Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) Manager. Cassie Cook is the current BID Manager. Her position is funded by the BID. The Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce oversees the position and provides office space and other resources.
From her office at the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, the BID Manager works to:
- Manage and coordinate downtown events
- Manage downtown initiatives
- Assist in making downtown the destination of choice for shoppers and visitors
- Create greater awareness of Downtown Oshkosh
- Enhance beautification of Downtown Oshkosh
Cassie also manages the Downtown Oshkosh BID Recruitment Fund Grant (RFG), which provides qualified businesses with grants for up to $5,000 for expansion and/or relocation into the BID. Qualifying businesses must go through the RFG application process.
Log on to www.downtownoshkosh.com to learn more.