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Main Street Tax Incentive Program

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership is part of the Main Street Program, which allows for us to be part of a special state Tax Incentive Program. This program provides a 75% Business and Occupation tax credit for private contributions given to the downtown in 2017.


When you pledge now to donate in 2017 to downtown, you can apply to receive 75% of your donation back as a B&O tax credit. Donate $4,000? You'll get a $3,000 credit. And that other $1,000? It's tax deductible since the DBP is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. This means you get to keep your tax dollars in your community, and help us serve you even better.

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"I have been a tenant or a building owner downtown for the last 35 years. Along with that I have seen progression of organizations that have been trying to help the downtown. The DBP is by far the strongest one to date. I have no problems donating to this organization.
A few years ago, the DBP became part of the Main Street Program. This means a lot of things to and for the downtown, but as a business donor it means that I receive a refund from my state B&O tax payments for donating to the DBP. Simply put--way cool!"
-Jim Bjerke, Owner, Pacific Continental Realty

Thank you to the businesses who have donated via the Main Street program!

Pacific Continental Realty
Peoples Bank | Heritage Bank
Puget Sound Energy  
Greenhouse | Avenue Bread | Ideal | Columbia State Bank | Good Time Girls  Math Perspectives | Daylight Properties  Texture Clothing | Aslan Brewing | Bay City Supply | Benchmark Solutions
 Brandywine Kitchen | The Chrysalis Inn & Spa  | Naked Clothing | RMC Architects | Wander Brewing | Cre West Coast LLC