Minneapolis DID

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Minneapolis DID Ambassadors
  • 70

    Employees

  • 2009

    Since

  • 120

    Blocks

Services Provided

The Ambassadors of the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District can be found on the streets performing a wide variety of services to improve the friendliness, safety and cleanliness of the downtown district. A team of approximately 70 Ambassadors will be deployed on the streets based on time of day and season to best utilize personnel and equipment resources.

Photos and Media Coverage

Cleaner and greener: a private 'takeover' transforms downtown streets

Minneapolis' Downtown Improvement District marked its first anniversary last month with little fanfare. That's too bad because it deserves a standing ovation. After only 13 months on the job, the DID has become an indispensible presence on downtown sidewalks.

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  • Cleaner and greener: a private 'takeover' transforms downtown streets

    Minneapolis' Downtown Improvement District marked its first anniversary last month with little fanfare. That's too bad because it deserves a standing ovation. After only 13 months on the job, the DID has become an indispensible presence on downtown sidewalks.

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  • Downtown Minneapolis Ambassador of the Year

    The StarTribune introduces Downtown Minneapolis new Ambassador of the Year Block by Block's very own Johnny Jackson. Congratulations Johnny!

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  • Downtown Minneapolis selects Block by Block

    After careful evaluation of more than twenty firms and site visits the newly formed Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District has selected Block by Block to operate the district's Safety and Clean Team. The program being established in Minneapolis is one of the largest outsourced programs in the country with a combined services budget of nearly $3,000,000.

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  • Hired to help however they can!

    Snapping photos of visitors posing with Mary Tyler Moore or keeping an eye on skateboarders and panhandlers are all in a day's work for the new green-shirted ambassadors of downtown Minneapolis.

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  • Minneapolis DID ambassadors cleaning sidewalk
  • Three big changes make Downtown Minneapolis a better place

    The old gal is getting a makeover. Downtown Minneapolis over the last several months has updated its vacuous 1960s look to become something that feels like a cozier, more authentic urban place.

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  • Tim Pearson is the eyes and ears of downtown

    Tim Pearson recently was named "Ambassador of the Year" among his 80 or so colleagues who patrol 120 blocks for the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District (DID), the nonprofit business funded mostly by downtown property owners. The four-year-old nonprofit works to make downtown a better, cleaner, safer place for businesses, employees and residents.

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