BIRMINGHAM IS AWESOME.

And we believe Birmingham has even greater potential. Our city is full of creative people, historic fabric and big dreams — and we work to make all of it work together. We are REV Birmingham, a place-based revitalization and economic development nonprofit with a mission of creating vibrant commercial districts.

Who We Are

What We’re Doing Now

Identify

REV identifies historic business districts where its place-based approach to revitalization will take root and empower communities to dream big.

Where We Work

Guide

REV provides services for yaysayers improving their corner of the city, entrepreneurs starting or growing a business, and developers investing in Birmingham’s historic fabric.

Services

Promote

REV harnesses the power of events to showcase the potential of underutilized spaces and to promote the appeal of Birmingham to a multitude of audiences.

Initiatives & Events

Value of Downtown Birmingham Report

A strong downtown strengthens the entire region, and we need all our community partners to be working together to create impact downtown. Explore this data-packed report—The Value of Downtown Birmingham, presented by PNC!

See the report

News

  • The Big Pitch contestants: where are they now?

    Filed Under: Big Pitch, Front Page, Small Business, Uncategorized

    If you’ve been following REV for a while, you probably remember The Big Pitch Competitions we used to hold back in the day. The Big Pitch presented by PNC was essentially our own little version of Shark Tank. And a lot of your favorite local businesses that participated in this competition now have active retail storefronts that you can go check out. Let’s start with some of our finalists that are based in the City of Birmingham and see what they’ve been up to!

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  • Downtown Birmingham's latest development is proof that small buildings can have big impacts too!

    Filed Under: Developer, Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Potential-Proving, Uncategorized

    Have you been to Downtown Birmingham’s newest development located on 25th Street? If not, you need to head down there ASAP and check it out! This new single story development is a product of a collaboration between David Baker Architects (DBA) and Locke General Contractors, led by DBA’s very own Amanda Loper. It is intended to be a “collaborative commercial space in a catalyst development area of Birmingham.” Both DBA and Locke General Contractors will be tenants of the space, along with June Coffee Roasters, Zephyr Barber, and Last Call Baking Cooperative!

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  • The music scene in downtown Birmingham is booming!

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Events, Front Page, Uncategorized

    One of Birmingham’s many hidden treasures is the music scene downtown. The sheer volume of concert venues we have in downtown Birmingham is something most people aren’t even aware of – but it really is remarkable! There is truly something for everyone, whether you’re into the smaller, more intimate venues or the large-scale venues for those big name artists. Keep reading to check out some of the cool venues downtown Birmingham has to offer.

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How can you help?

From historic building rehab consulting to creative placemaking to technical assistance for entrepreneurs, we’re responding to the impact of COVID-19 while ensuring Birmingham doesn’t lose the momentum we’ve gained in recent years.

As a nonprofit, we need your help to keep this momentum going! Yaysayers like you can help build a more vibrant Birmingham by supporting REV’s potential-proving and place-making work.

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