Davis Downtown Business Association

  • CA

About Us

Downtown Davis is a 32-block Business Improvement District (DBID) formed in 1989. The DBID empowers business license holders in the defined area to self-assess annual fees to ensure the economic well-being of the district. Activities of the DBID include marketing, events and advocacy.

The Davis Downtown Business Association (DDBA) was organized concurrent with the formation of the DBID in 1989, and is the entity approved each year by the Davis City Council to execute the business of the DBID. An 11-member Board of Directors, elected each February by the DDBA membership, guides the vision and mission of the organization.


Downtown Davis is at the cultural and economic center of an eclectic community that pairs a world-class university with the agricultural heritage of a quickly expanding City, striving to retain its small-town feel. Alive with activity seven days a week, Downtown Davis draws locals and visitors alike to experience fine food and wines, retail, services, arts and entertainment in an extraordinary and sustainable gathering place.


The Davis Downtown Business Association actively leads and energizes the Downtown as the primary business, entertainment and cultural center of Davis by:

-Advocating on behalf of the Downtown

-Organizing, sustaining and supporting activities and events

-Developing regional marketing opportunities

-Expanding relations with the City and UC Davis

-Addressing parking issues

-Promoting diverse business opportunities