This June, Neighborhood & Business Services' (NBS) Economic Development division awarded funds to several organizations serving Charlotte's older urban business districts.
The Business District Organization Program (BDOP) provides up to $30,000 annually to eligible business organizations to help strengthen and promote targeted commercial corridors. Funding can be used for a variety of purposes such as supporting annual operating expenses, business district marketing & branding, special events & projects, and business district communications.
FreeMoreWest received a $30,000 grant to assist with hosting the 5K on the Greenway, Taste of FreeMore and the Bryant Park Cornhole Tournament events. The grant will also help create a marketing and communication strategy.
Historic West End Partners received a $11,045 grant to host inaugural Art & Soul events, host local businesses at quarterly Business Council meetings, and develop a new website to market the Historic West End community.
Plaza Midwood Merchants received a $10,850 grant to host annual Holiday Central and quarterly Art Crawl events, and develop a merchant map to market businesses in the districts.
Applications for the BDOP program are accepted in April of each year and funds are awarded annually to support the organization’s business district revitalization efforts. For more information about the BDOP program, click here
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