Retail Incentive Program

Program Overview

The Retail Incentive Program provides up to $500* per month for 6 months by way of rental assistance to new retail businesses opening in the National Register Historic District downtown. The loan is considered forgiven once the business has been in operation for two years. A business plan plus two years of projected financials are required at the time of application. For additional details, please contact the Economic Development Office at 308-254-8455 or email the Development Department.

*The Landlord must cap the rent at $500 for the first 6 months in order for the business to be eligible.

Application Process

  • An application can be downloaded (PDF) and printed. Please submit applications, business plan and projected financials to the Economic Development Office, located at 1115 13th Avenue
  • The Main Street Economic Vitality Committee determines eligibility into the program