Initiatives & Events
REV proves markets where others may not believe they exist. Events are a powerful tool to show the potential of places, programs and businesses. REV’s register of initiatives and events changes as the city changes. Here’s what we’re doing now:
BUSINESS GROWTH WORKSHOPS
Small businesses are essential to vibrant commercial districts. Whether you have an idea you’ve not yet executed or a business that’s ready to grow, the REV Business Growth Team offers programming to meet the needs of businesses in all stages.
Converted in 2013 from vacant warehouse to offices rich in industrial vibe, SocialVenture is a co-working space, meeting space and change-making space in the heart of Woodlawn.
The Great Receipt Race
It’s a race to ring local registers! Throughout August, submit proof of your local purchases to play The Great Receipt Race Presented by Bham Now. It’s easy to play!
Upswing is a place-making and retail demonstration project that showcases the potential of a corner lot in the downtown Birmingham’s historic retail heartbeart. After a successful 3-month stint in 2019, we’ll re-launch in a new form as a safe timeline becomes clear.
The City of Birmingham has approved the applications for two micromobility vendors to operate shared bikes and scooters from vendors Gotcha and Veo in a wide service area that includes downtown and many neighborhoods that will begin in early 2021.
When we require parking as a prerequisite to development, we require car ownership to access our city. This development pattern effectively locks non-drivers out of large sectors of our society.