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

  • Downtown Birmingham is full of public spaces for you to explore!

    Filed Under: Downtown Birmingham, Filling Vacant Spaces, Front Page, Uncategorized

    Whether you’re planning on visiting Birmingham for The World Games 2022 in just a few weeks, or you’re a local looking to explore your city and find some hidden gems, we’ve got an awesome list of public spaces for you to check out! We’ve put together a short list of some of the places we think you should check out, but we encourage you to get out and see what else you can find.

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  • You spoke, we listened: What our community wants to see in Linn Park

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

    Over the past 6 months partners with the Mayor’s Office of Social Justice and Racial Equity, the Birmingham Museum of Art, The City of Birmingham Park and Recreation Board, The Friends of Linn Park, and The Philip Morris Fund for Design Arts to gather the community in a planning process the envisions what Linn Park could be for the future of our city. And now, we’re taking it one step further and getting YOUR input as well!

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  • Mason Music Foundation: Music for everyone

    Filed Under: Front Page, Potential-Proving, Woodlawn

    The Mason Music Foundation is a nonprofit helping “to empower, inspire, and enrich the lives of children in local communities through life changing musical experiences.” We sat down with Will Mason, CEO of Mason Music, to learn more about the inspiration behind the foundation, why they chose Woodlawn as one of their prime locations, and what we can expect to see from them in the near future! Plus, the foundation will be moving into the new Woodlawn Theatre soon, so keep an eye out for some musical performances coming your way!

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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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