REV Birmingham

Established in 2012, REV Birmingham (REV) is a public-private economic development organization that fosters vibrant commercial districts by filling vacant spaces and growing sustainable businesses.  The organization works out of SocialVenture, an abandoned warehouse redeveloped into a mixed-use facility that also houses the Woodlawn Foundation, a coworking space, and a small, affordable retail space.  To support entrepreneurs, REV offers business development workshops and has a stall in The Pizitz Food Hall designed to serve as a rotating business accelerator where start-up restaurants can launch their businesses and receive technical assistance.  To expand access to healthy food, REV’s Urban Food Project connects corner stores and restaurants in city food deserts to 40 area farms, and helps corner store owners purchase, market, and sell fresh produce.