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Business Resources

Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) provides multiple resources and programs to support downtown businesses. To be eligible for these opportunities, businesses must be located within the downtown Business Improvement District (BID) and the property owner must be up to date on BID payment.

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Business Support, Programs and Engagement


Clean and Safe Support

Our purple-shirt ambassadors work around the clock seven days a week keeping the sidewalks within the BID clean and safe. Safety Ambassadors respond to non-emergency calls from businesses, while Maintenance Ambassadors remove litter from sidewalks, remove weeds and debris, remove and clean biohazards, abate minor public facing graffiti and stickers, and more. Each one of our staff is a Certified Tourism Ambassador, providing information on downtown to visitors, all while keeping downtown safe and clean.

Learn more about our Clean & Safe Initiatives →

When to Call DTP for support:

Our Safety Ambassadors can help with the following:

  • Disorderly behavior
  • Unsheltered person needing assistance
  • Aggressive panhandling
  • Individuals sleeping in doorways or blocking access
  • Safety escorts for employees to vehicles or transit stops
  • Advice on a security issue

Our Maintenance Ambassadors can help with the following:

  • Cleaning the public sidewalk of trash and stains
  • Removing minor graffiti on building walls facing the street
  • Picking up needles or other biohazards
  • Emptying a DTP maintained trash or recycling receptacle
  • Watering or replanting a DTP maintained planter
  • Removing weeds or providing other landscaping along sidewalks and medians
  • Removing branches lower than 6 feet from publicly owned trees

DTP Pocket Card →


Merchants and Retail Council

The Downtown Merchants and Retail Council (MRC) is a group of active business members in Downtown Tucson that includes owners, operators and staff of retail, restaurants, shops, hotels, services, museums, theaters, bars and offices. Attend these quarterly meetings and engage with your business community. I

In addition to the regular quarterly meetings, the MRC is affiliated and involved with two taskforces: The Business Engagement Team and the Safety Summit.

Learn more about the Merchants and Retail Council →

Learn more about the Safety Summit →

Learn more about the Business Engagement Team →


Marketing, Communications & Promotions

DTP markets existing and new downtown businesses, events, parks, available spaces, and business opportunities through a variety of digital communications. We promote an enhanced, vibrant image of Downtown Tucson.

Learn More and See Our Reach →

Email Updates: DTP publishes two regular email updates. The Weekend Report lists dozens of downtown events and business specials occurring on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and is sent out weekly each Thursday morning. To ensure your events are included in the Weekend Report, submit them online by clicking here. The CEO Update, by DTP President & CEO Kathleen Eriksen, provides in depth updates about the work of DTP, downtown business news, partner news, downtown events, resources and much more. The CEO Update is sent out every two weeks on Friday mornings.

Subscribe to our email updates→

Read the latest CEO Update →

Read the latest Weekend Report →

Social Media: DTP produces original and user-generated content through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to a combined following of over 129,000 followers. If you're a downtown business, send us a Media Inquiry to request a feature on our social media.

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Downtown Tucson Gift Card: Does your business accept the Downtown Tucson Gift Card? Make sure to train your front-line staff on how to easily accept this form of payment. Contact us to receive a printed card you can keep near your register with the easy steps on how to accept.

How to accept the Downtown Tucson Gift Card →

For Businesses - What You Need To Know →


Beautification & Greenscape

DTP landscaping initiatives can be seen throughout the downtown streets, sidewalks and parks providing color and greenery year-round. We make our community beautiful, pleasant and safe by maintaining hundreds of planters, cleaning the sidewalks and much more.

Merchant Planter Program →

Learn more about our Beautification & Greenscape Programs →


Keeping Your Property and Business Safe

The health and safety of downtown Tucson is the DTP’s #1 priority. We work closely with the Tucson Police Department (TPD) to ensure that your properties remain safe as possible.

Fixes and Strategies for Safe Property →

DTP Pocket Card →

Tucson Police Department Downtown District →


DTP Connects Houseless Outreach

In collaboration with various Tucson nonprofits, DTP is making an effort to assist people experiencing homelessness.

Right now through a partnership with La Frontera, individuals experiencing homelessness receive on-site interviews and assessments provided by a dedicated community engagement specialist. A DTP Ambassador accompanies the La Frontera specialist in a DTP Connects mobile unit. The assessment determines whether the individual has completed a Vulnerability Index – Service Prioritization and Decision Assessment Tool (VI SPDAT). To be eligible for supportive housing, a client must first complete the VI SPDAT. The mobile unit continues to make contact with individuals every Wednesday.

DTP Connects Homeless Outreach Program →



Downtown Tucson Partnership lists all parking options within the downtown core, maintaining the most up-to-date parking information in coordination with Park Tucson, Pima County and other privately owned garages/lots. Link our Parking page to your website or social media to show your customers where to park.

Park Tucson is the City of Tucson's Parking Manager managing all on-street parking, multiple parking garages and lots, on-street permit parking, and parking enforcement of all on-street public parking and within Park Tucson managed facilities/lots. Contact Park Tucson at (520) 791-5071 or

Park Tucson's Downtown Parking Map: Online | Printable PDF

Encourage your employees to purchase a Monthly Parking Permit to save money →


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