A vote for the IBIZ Districts is a vote for local business! Austin's IBIZ Districts are neighborhood "Main Streets" comprised of at least 75% locally owned businesses. Created by the non-profit Austin Independent Business Alliance in 2004, the nationally recognized, award-winning IBIZ Districts program supports and promotes eight neighborhood business districts throughout Austin. The more than 400 locally owned businesses in the IBIZ Districts create the culture that makes Austin, Austin and support a thriving local economy. Each District is special in its own way, with a common thread of renowned dining, shopping, services, music and nightlife scenes. Special events such as Austin By Austin, Block Parties, Sidewalk Sales and Shop Local for the Holidays draw thousands to a rich local experience and showcase each district. The Districts provide a gathering and visiting space for residents and tourists alike. Whether you’re looking for local art, vintage finds, watering holes, familiar faces, or exploring new treasures – IBIZ Districts are Austin’s favorite destinations!