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1. What is Urban Impact?
Urban Impact is the economic development engine for the Historic 4th Avenue Business District and the greater Civil Rights District, a nationally renowned destination district in the city of Birmingham. This prime development area is home to the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame/Carver Theater, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham Civil Rights Activist Committee, Eddie Kendricks Memorial Park, Kelly Ingram Park and the Historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church.
Tourists and visitors to various parts of the district exceed 140,000 annually.
2. What does Urban Impact do?
Urban Impact provides services to private-sector clients who are considering locating or expanding their business in the district. We also provide technical assistance to existing merchants through data-driven programming.
3. How long has Urban Impact been here?
4. Is Urban Impact a non-profit?
Urban Impact is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization receiving funding from various sources to assist in the economic development of the 4th Avenue Business Corridor and the Greater Civil Rights District.
5. Is Urban Impact open for tours on weekends?
6. What events does Urban Impact have available for the community?
7. To whom does a potential merchant contact about available space in the district?
8. What services are available for merchants and business owners in the district?
Some of the services we offer include assisting merchants with lease agreements, applying for tax identification numbers, general clerical assistance and marketing resources. Individual counseling, workshops, financial product reviews and information exchange for merchants is also available.
10. What types of businesses are you looking to locate in the District?
You name it! Currently the district is home to a number of eateries and retail shops, expanding on the theme of entertainment and retail to support the growth of the tourism industry is one opportunity. Other opportunities include professional services, technology and nonprofit agencies.