Downtown Strong is a program to build micro-enterprise.

  • COVID-19 Grant for Business Support – small micro grants for downtown businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 closings. Download the application:  Downtown Strong COVID grant application. Deadline to apply June 5, 2020. Submit your pdf application with your business as the name of the document, to
  • CO.STARTERS – a 9 week cohort to help you take your business from scratch to success or build an existing business. The next CO.STARTERS workshop will begin in mid-July 2020. More details on CO.STARTERS can be found HERE.
  • Retail Incubator – thanks to a Placemaking Grant from TN Main Street program, we will be able to offer support for a business that is interested in being part of a retail incubator. Details to be released in July 2020.  CO.STARTERS REGISTRATION 2020

For more information about how you can begin a business in Downtown Johnson City, please contact Dianna Cantler at