lease it local 

Lease It Local is a pilot program that provides early-stage & established small business owners with incentives to occupy vacant ground floor commercial units within a section of downtown Springfield.  Program provides a rental subsidy of up to 50% of monthly lease with a cap of $500/month with a total cap of $6,000 per business.  Businesses may also be eligible for grants covering up to 50% of professional services with a cap of $750 per business.


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LOCAL lift

The Local Lift program is intended to assist business and property owners in their efforts to increase business activity and foot traffic. Grant funds are to be used for improvements to vacant storefronts to attract potential businesses while at the same time, increasing the sense of public safety for pedestrians. In certain cases, upper-floor improvements are also necessary to attract businesses and investors and enhance the public experience, especially where upper-floors contain boarded-up windows and other signs of disinvestment, abandonment or blight.

Click here for program details.