The Helena Business Improvement District and Downtown Helena Inc. work collaboratively to provide leadership for the betterment of downtown.

The Helena Business Improvement District

Established in 1986, the Downtown Helena Business Improvement District is the first and oldest Business Improvement District in the state of Montana.

Mission Statement: The Helena Business Improvement District (BID) is a leader, facilitator, provider and advocate for a planned, creative program that results in the continual improvement of property values and properties in downtown Helena.

The Helena Business Improvement District (BID) continues to be a leading force within the Helena business community. The BID strives to build a stronger and more efficient collaboration among the existing property and business owners through multi-media and electronic based communication and coordination; clean and safe projects; landscaping improvements and stronger promotions. Our mission is to create a vital avenue of support as the organization serving as the catalyst in economic development in the Heart of Helena. The role of the BID is essential for continued success in building the momentum in making Downtown Helena a great place to do business, invest, live, work and play.


Downtown Helena, Inc.

Downtown Helena, Inc. (DHI) is a 501(c)6 a non-profit business membership organization established in 1964.

Mission Statement: Downtown Helena Inc.’s mission is to promote and publicize Downtown Helena in our community; encourage and develop a spirit of cooperation among members; establish and develop cooperative advertising and promotional campaigns activities; foster favorable public relations for Downtown Helena in various communities, organizations and agencies in the area served by Downtown Helena.

DHI operates the Downtown Helena Gift Card program which is the perfect gift, redeemable at over 50 participating businesses and supports locally owned operated stores and restaurants. DHI, in collaboration with the Helena Business Improvement District (BID), produces Spring & Fall Art Walks, Alive @ Five Summer Series, Kids Fall Fest, Wedding Stroll, Fashion’s Night Helena, Little Tykes Trick or Treat, Parade of Lights, and Breakfast with Santa.


What is the Difference Between HBID and DHI?

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