Downtown Macon is already home to over a quarter of the region’s jobs. Businesses are attracted downtown for a variety of reasons including the ability to walk to dozens of restaurants for lunch, proximity to vendors or clients, and the ability to attract and retain talented young workers. There are many incentives to help you open, move or grow your business downtown.
Loans and Financing
Adding new product lines
Inventory control systems
For more information about the micro-loan fund, please contact Main Street Macon.
The Macon-Bibb County Economic and Community Development Department partnered with Main Street Macon to offer Marketing Grants of up to $1,500 to businesses in Macon-Bibb County. Applicants must develop a proposal for a marketing campaign including a budget. Applicants must also provide a 10% match for any grant award that is made. Instructions to apply can be found on the Main Street Macon website.
Several locally-designated Opportunity Zones (OZ) are located in downtown, and most properties are eligible to be added to an OZ. Businesses located within an OZ are allowed a job tax credit of $3,500 per net 2 new full-time jobs (subject to other restrictions). This credit can be carried forward up to ten years and applies first to income tax liability, then to withholding.