REV focuses our work in Downtown Birmingham and the historic commercial district of Woodlawn. Where ever we work, we always say community leads and design feeds – which means that we examine the pieces of a community and work with stakeholders to agree on a vision and design strategies that fuel it. We confront challenges with daring problem solving and a collaborative spirit to help our neighbors realize their dreams.
REV provides services for Birmingham yaysayers who need help organizing and strategizing; local startups and small businesses in or interested in the city of Birmingham; and developers and investors who are contributing to Birmingham’s renaissance. Learn more about how REV can help you contribute to making Birmingham a vibrant place!
REV hosts a number of initiatives and events that are designed to prove markets where others didn’t believe they exist. Events are a powerful tool to show the potential of a places, programs and businesses. REV’s register of initiatives and events changes as the city changes. Learn more about what we’re doing now.
REV Birmingham does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. That includes hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.
REV is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, clients and communities served.
Magic City Match is a program that transforms lives and opens doors for Black entrepreneurs and business owners. Led by REV Birmingham and powered by Prosper, this initiative aims to create opportunities for Black-owned businesses by matching them with brick-and-mortar spaces where they can thrive. After a successful pilot program in 2022, Magic City Match is back in action and ready to empower a new wave of entrepreneurs.
One of the most legendary and storied neighborhoods of Birmingham is Woodlawn. It is a community, anchored by one of the great public high schools of Birmingham, that has produced many citizens who contributed to the life of our city and has had an impact beyond the neighborhood itself. In a short post like this true justice cannot be done to the rich heritage and legacy of Woodlawn. However, we hope that this narrative brings together many of the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the community’s historic arc in a concise piece.
Woof, woof! I’ve been having an absolute blast visiting my sister in Downtown Birmingham. I can hardly wait to share all the details with you once you return from your vacation. In the meantime, I wanted to put paw to paper and tell you all about it, with the hope of convincing you that moving Downtown could be the most wonderful decision ever.