Why Downtown?

 Downtown Monroe is a symbol of:

•  Community economic health
•  Partnership between the private and the public sector
•  Local quality of life
•  Local pride and Community history

It’s an important factor for industrial, commercial and professional recruitment.


Downtown Monroe serves as a good incubator for new small businesses-the success of tomorrow. Strips and malls are often too expensive for new entrepreneurs. Lower rents make Downtown Monroe a good location.


Downtown Monroe represents independent businesses which:

•  Support a local family
•  Support local community projects, such as schools, churches and teams
•  Keep profits in the City of Monroe.


It helps reduce sprawl by concentrating activity in one area.

Downtown Monroe is a major employer. Often when you count the number of jobs in a community you will find that Downtown is one of the biggest employers.

The infrastructure in Downtown Monroe is a major public investment. Only healthy businesses in buildings assessed at full value generate taxes that give taxpayers a return on this public investment.

A revitalized Downtown Monroe protects property values in surrounding residential neighborhoods.

Rehabilitation work in Downtown Monroe stimulates the local economy. Materials and labor for new commercial construction often comes from out of town.

Downtown Monroe is the heart of the community, and the site for government, arts, churches, and financial institutions.

Downtown Monroe is an important community space, where members of all segments of the community can meet equally for parades, speeches and other community events.

Downtown Monroe can be a tourist attraction and is the location of a community’s unique businesses and buildings, and asset worth saving.


Shop Local to improve the economic health of your neighborhoods, your localities, and your shopping corridors.

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!