Who is the BDA?

The Bedford Downtown Alliance is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, beautification and economic vitality of Bedford Downtown

Economic Vitality

To strengthen the Bedford Downtown Historic disctrict and help create a supportive environment for small businesses, entrepreneurs and consumers.


To capitalize on an enhance the beauity of Bedford Downtown and create a safe and inviting atmosphere for people and families to shop and spend time.


The Bedord Downtown Alliance aims to mobilize the many stakeholders toward a shared vision for the future of Downtown Bedford.


The BDA strives to instill community pride and encourage commercial avtivity and investment in Downtown Bedford by sparking interest in shoping, dining, living or investing in Bedford.

About the BDA

Our Success

The BDA is continuing in its mission to Build Bedford's Ongoing Story.  We have brought two beautiful murals to the Bedford Downtown area, bringing people from all over Northeast Ohio to witness them.
Throughout the pandemic we have helped businesses with funding and increase downtown traffic with our First Friday events. 
In 2022, we plan to continue and expand upon the First Friday event series as well as bring the Chocolate Walk back to it's pre-pandemic greatness!

We need you!

Bedford Downtown Alliance invites community members, businesses and organizations with a passion for historic preservation and a desire to see our historic district thrive to become involved in our efforts to enhance Bedford Downtown.

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