Marco Li Mandri has been involved in business district revitalization efforts since 1988, entering the Business Improvement District (BID) arena first as a stakeholder and later as a professional consultant. In 1992, Marco formed the Marco Group, a business dedicated to the formation and administration of Business Improvements Districts in Southern California. In 1997, the Marco Group evolved into New City America, Inc. and established itself as the premier company dedicated to business district revitalization throughout the country.

Marco Li Mandri has assisted in writing local legislation to accommodate the special, individualized needs of property owner-based maintenance districts and has authored the California State ordinance allowing greater flexibility in establishing property assessment districts that have been adopted by the cities of San Diego, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Jose, Alameda, Berkeley, Glendale, Arcadia, San Leandro, Vallejo, Redwood City, and San Francisco. With Marco’s direction, New City America, Inc. has become a leading expert in Business Improvement Districts; Tourism Improvement Districts; Neighborhood Improvement Districts; Special Service Areas; and Community Benefit Districts, having formed almost 80 districts in the United States since 1995.