Mission Statement: The mission of the Hartland BID is to provide leadership for the vitality of downtown Hartland; an area that offers a variety of commercial, retail and service businesses. The BID serves as a catalyst to improve and promote downtown Hartland through business development, marketing, economic development and business education.
To promote business development in downtown Hartland, the Village of Hartland approved the formation of the Hartland Business Improvement District in 2007. The BID provides services to over 150 businesses in the downtown area. A Business Improvement District is a means for non-residential property owners to levy and collect special assessments to finance the accomplishment of common goals. Staffed with a professional manager, the BID creates a link between, service, retail, civic and social activities. It is anticipated that these efforts will help increase district sales volumes, attract additional business investment, and enhance property values in the district commercial area.
The BID offers two successful matching grant programs to assist businesses with façade improvement grants and sign and awning grants. These programs create an added incentive for property and business owners to make visible changes that impact building facades. The BID also has a Business Loan Pool Program that offers loans up to $25,000. The programs goals are to enrich the overall appearance of the downtown.
Marketing programs create opportunities for BID members to participate in downtown events, and provide opportunities for businesses to showcase their products and services.