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

  • Magic City Mural Festival brings five new murals to ‘The Way’

    Filed Under: Front Page, Woodlawn

    The Magic City Mural Festival returned to Woodlawn with five female muralists from across the country from November 5, 2022 to November 12, 2022. Led by Blank Space BHAM and REV Birmingham’s Woodlawn community facilitator, Jason Avery, the festival brought new murals to the alleyway between 55th Street North and 55th Place North – affectionately called “The Way”. Read more to see and learn all about the new beautiful murals!

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  • More than just looks, the role 20th street plants play during winter

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Front Page, Get Involved, Yaysayers

    With winter approaching, most plants on 20th are entering dormancy. These plants provide more than just a pretty landscape they also support native wildlife. The plants chosen for the Birmingham Green refresh were strategically placed to offer low-maintenance options and add a sense of place. Plants play a much larger role than just looking attractive.

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  • Marking a milestone: celebrating 10 years of REV Birmingham!

    Filed Under: Front Page, Potential-Proving, Uncategorized, Yaysayers

    TODAY IS THE DAY! REV Birmingham is celebrating 10 years of creating vibrant commercial districts in the City of Birmingham. Today is all about celebrating the past decade of success and all that we have accomplished. It all started ten years ago when two organizations – Operation New Birmingham and Main Street Birmingham – merged to create the one and only REV Birmingham. We have covered so much ground since then, from historic building rehab consulting all the way to our refresh of 20th Street North – and we are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us here at REV.

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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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