Emerging Businesses

Garner is an Ideal Setting for Emerging Businesses

Downtown Garner is home to many unique businesses. Many of which have resided downtown for many years, as well as new businesses created by local entrepreneurs. The downtown infrastructure allows for flexible space options whether it be a service-based or product-based company to start up or continue growing. Tech companies, flower shops, sign companies,  salons, and realtor offices have made downtown Garner their home. If you are interested in available properties for your business, be sure to check out the latest property listings. Downtown Garner is a great place to work!

Plan of Action: Emerging Businesses

Our Goal: Position Downtown as a great place to start or build a business for tech companies and creative entrepreneurs.

Objective: Bring in 2-4 new businesses, at least 1 retail, and fill up empty office spaces to diversity the business mix downtown.

Skills Needed:

  • Marketing & Promotion
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Commercial Development
  • Architecture
  • Historic Preservation
  • City Planning
  • Retail Management
  • Restaurant Management
  • Real Estate

Big Picture Initiatives:

Host “Social Hour” for downtown business owners.

Launch a revamped Downtown Garner website to tell our story and profile business community.

Find creative ways to promote available space.

Create design guidelines for historic renovations.

Approve Facade Grant Applications.

Bring mobile food/retail businesses downtown to fill gaps in the existing business mix.

Stakeholders & Assets:

Downtown Garner Business Owners | Downtown Property Owners | Town of Garner Economic Development | Main Street Solutions Fund | Historic building stock | Facade Grant Program | Trick or Eat Food Truck Rodeo