The Main Street business support Program

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The Centro Main Street Program catalyzes inclusive and diverse economic ecosystems and smart urban design to propel main street businesses, entrepreneurs, employees, and residents to financial resilience and success.

We Champion Small Businesses and entrepreneurs

We support downtown small businesses through outreach, connection to resources, one-on-one consultations, specialty promotions, educational programming, and advocacy.

Our program fills an unmet need to develop and implement a healthy business ecosystem inclusive of street level retail, minority and women-owned, mom-and-pop, legacy, and micro-businesses.

SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

Grant Opportunities

Employee Retention Tax Credit

This tax credit rewards business owners who have kept employees on the payroll, and can be very lucrative. Click “Learn More” to find out how to get this credit. 

COVID EIDL
COVID-19 EIDL

This federal small business loan program supports small businesses’ recovery from the COVID019 disaster’s economic impacts by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital.

STRENGTHEN YOUR INTERNET PRESENCE

Free training, tools, and resources to help you grow your skills, career, or business.

GROW WITH
GOOGLE

FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE

INSTAGRAM FOR BUSINESS

TWITTER BUSINESS PROFILE

Optimizing Your Online Presence Webinar Series

Centro developed a series of free webinars to help businesses optimize their online presence. These seven sessions cover social media, online sales (for retail and restaurants), data safety, easy web building, customer management and lead generation, and search engine optimization. Just sign up and select the webinar you’d like to watch!

The Big Picture

MAIN STREET AMERICA

Working together to revitalize local economies by focusing energy, resources, and people-power on improving older and historic commercial districts.

COVID-19: IMPLICATIONS FOR BUSINESS

Latest perspectives on the coronavirus outbreak, the twin threats to lives and livelihoods, and how organizations can prepare for the next normal.

CORONAVIRUS: BUSINESS & ECONOMY

COVID-19 BUSINESS & ECONOMIC IMPACT TRACKER

FINANCIAL TIMES

Latest on the Coronavirus Pandemic

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): SMALL BUSINESS GUIDANCE & LOAN RESOURCES

Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

BUSINESS FUNDING NEWS & UPDATES

News on the impact of the coronavirus on businesses is rapidly changing. Become is dedicated to keeping you updated during this time.

Promote your open status

COVID-19 has affected normal business operations. Help our neighbors know you’re open by being listed with these resources.

VISIT SA

Reopened Attractions

OPEN FOR BUSINESS

My SA’s Tri-County area business directory

OPENTABLE

Your guide to restaurants open near you

SA RIVER WALK

What’s Open in SA

Other assistance

HOSPITALITY HOUSE

Free meals for hospitality workers from Chef Jason Dady + Culinaria.

GIFT CARDS

Buy a gift card now to use when restaurants are back in service.

MENTAL HEALTH + WELLNESS

Wellness, recovery + mental health of the food + beverage industry.

ADVOCACY

Resources, guidance + growth for the local restaurant industry.

We Can Help

Contact us to learn more about COVID-19 recovery assistance and schedule time to meet with one of our Main Street Navigators.​
Main Street Business Form

MORE COVID-19 RESOURCES

For residents and businesses

Connect with Main Street

Reach a team member by e-mail below

or by calling (210)-890-4486