About

The Eisenhower Business Improvement District (EBID) represents an important movement by property owners and business leader’s in Macon’s Eisenhower Business Corridor – Eisenhower Parkway from I-475 to Oglesby Place. This movement will rebuild a positive perception of the Eisenhower Commercial Corridor, supplement city services to raise the standard of excellence, encourage business recruitment and retention, and promote businesses in response to challenges from other competitive developments.
Eisenhower Business Improvement District

The Eisenhower Business Improvement District (EBID) represents an important movement by property owners and business leaders to establish a well-funded, professional organization. We continue to work to ensure the community maintains a positive perception of the Eisenhower retail corridor, supplements city services to raise the standard of excellence, and promotes businesses to respond to challenges from other competitive developments.

Furthermore, EBID plays a major role in the sustainability and growth of the Eisenhower retail corridor. EBID will provide immediate beautification, increased law enforcement presence, and recruitment of new businesses. The creation of EBID is absolutely critical and allows property owners the opportunity to improve the future of their business and the surrounding area.

Revitalizing Macon's Eisenhower Corridor

One Project at a Time

Macon's Eisenhower Corridor walkthrough

Eisenhower BID has transformed the Eisenhower Corridor to create a more welcoming area for our community and visitors. Please check out the following media coverage to learn more about our journey.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

Eisenhower Business Improvement District (EBID) is to represent the business and property owners within the District and the public in promoting economic growth and development, the general welfare within, and preserving and enhancing the function and appearance of the EBID.

OUR VISION STATEMENT

Eisenhower Business Improvement District (EBID) is to enhance business and to promote improvements that will help local citizens, business operators, and tourists experience an environment and character which better responds to the history of the area, thereby projecting a positive image of the Eisenhower Corridor as the center of commerce, learning, and social activity for the area.

OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

JAIME ARNOLD

Jaime Arnold has been the Executive Director of the Eisenhower Business Improvement District since it began.

Jaime has been a member of the Macon community since 2000, with the exception of three years in Atlanta. While in Atlanta, she was able to witness the Beltline Project in Inman Park and saw firsthand the transformation an area can experience with the support of its community members and leaders.

In Jaime’s words, “I am proud to be the Executive Director of a group of property owners dedicated to taking the necessary steps to improve the area for their neighborhoods and the entire community.”

Jaime is married to Bill Arnold, and they have one son, Will.

EBID - Jaime Wildflowers Edited

Community Partners

FAQS

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF EBID?

EBID provides a wide range of services including safety, maintenance, marketing, promotion, and business recruitment and retention. Additionally, it is created and governed by those who pay the assessment through a board of directors of property owners that supervise operations, review monthly activity reports, and approve and monitor the annual budget.

HOW IS COST DETERMINED FOR PROPERTY OWNERS?

Annual assessments are based upon an allocation of increased property tax per parcel. One property assessment variable is used in the calculation. No assessments will be levied on the basis of personal property, business licenses, or occupational fees. Furthermore, the assessment rate is $0.005 mills (per dollar of assessed value).

WHY DO PROPERTY OWNERS PARTNER WITH EBID?

EBID provides consistent funding for rebuilding a positive image of the Eisenhower retail corridor for Macon-Bibb County citizens and visitors. It also allows the property and business owners to be proactive and part of the success of Eisenhower Parkway.

HOW IS DISTRICT FORMATION DETERMINED?

District formation requires submission of signed petitions from a group of property owners who either collectively own at least 51% by assessed value of the real property within the district or represent at least 51% of all owners of real property within the district.

HOW LONG WILL EBID LAST?

The Eisenhower Business Improvement District was reinstated for a second six-year term, beginning July 1, 2021 and ending June 30, 2027.

WHAT ARE THE EBID’S BYLAWS?

View the EBID bylaws here

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