Downtown Monroe PRONTO

Downtown PRONTO

Downtown Retail/Restaurant Incentive Program Checklist

The following items must be put forward in order for City of Monroe to make an appropriate decision on an application.

Incentive funds are not “as of right”, that is, they are not automatically provided to eligible retail or restaurant businesses which purchase or lease eligible properties. Applications are required and they are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by City of Monroe. 


o   Complete Application-Any incomplete application submitted will not be considered

o   Letter of intent to lease (minimum 3 years) or purchase or a signed lease/purchase contract contingent on receipt of incentives

o   Business Plan

o   Financial Statements and/or pro-forma

o   Marketing Plan

o   Cost estimates for up-fit/equipping the space

o   Business/personal history

o   Incentive funds are provided by the City of Monroe

o  Applicants for these incentives must be making significant new investment in Downtown either as a new eligible business or as a significant expansion of an existing eligible retail or restaurant business


Follow the link to download the full Downtown Monroe PRONTO. 

Remember that any submission of an incomplete application will not be considered. 

for visitors

SHOP, DINE & EXPLORE Downtown Monroe! Check us out on Facebook  and Twitter and stay in the know of what's going on in Downtown Monroe!


Downtown Car Cruise Ins are April - October at 6pm.
Music On Main are April - October at 6:30pm.






for residents

Don't Forget about your Downtown!  Shop Locally to help fuel your local economy  to improve your neighborhoods and your local shopping venues.

Check us out regularly on our NEW facebook page at Downtown Monroe Events Page to see what great events we are bringing to Downtown Monroe!

"Meet Me Downtown... Where the people make the place!"

for business'

The North Carolina Capital Access Program (NC-CAP) will work with banks and other eligible financial institutions to create capital opportunities for entrepreneurs who might not otherwise qualify for financing.

Business Link North Carolina also provides an access point to services and other offerings provided by state-supported agencies.
Please take advantage of these opportunities if you are looking to start a business.
The City of Monroe also has incentives that we offer to qualifying business owners. 
Please research our site to see if you qualify.


for investors

Looking  for investment opportunity?  Downtown Monroe has an array of beautiful Historic Buildings for sale and/or lease.  Take a look at some of the properties that we have listed, and call for incentive questions TODAY!