Downtown Greensboro Incorporated directs a number of programs and initiatives to help attract investment. In addition, we commission studies and track data that can be helpful in making investment decisions and keep up with local ordinances that can impact development. The organization also implements programs designed to enhance the quality of life for workers, residents and visitors.
Retail Grant Program
Facade Improvement Program
Urban Investment Guidelines
Historic Preservation Designation
DGI will underwrite the cost of applying for state and federal historic preservation tax credits for building renovation projects. The work must meet historic standards but can allow a 20% tax credit on both federal and state returns.
Downtown Job Creation (Parking)
County Small Business
Banks and other Financial Institutions
Many local banks and credit unions offer small business loans and assistance on how to best utilize your personal assets. Many also work directly with the Small Business Administration (SBA). Please contact your local banker for assistance and guidance. DGI works closely with several institutions with business lending capabilities. Contact us for a list of preferred banks.