What We Do

Starting a Business

The DDA offers services to those looking to start a business in the downtown area. We can assist with locating a property, navigating the business license process and if needed, the building rehabilitation process. We have grants for starting your business and getting your location ready. There are also a number of state & federal programs available, depending on the location.


Growing Your Business

A number of the programs available to start up businesses can be utilized for those seeking to expand. The Façade Grant (if it has been two years since the last grant was funded), Enterprise Zone Incentives (for fitting out more space) and marketing your new or expanded services.


Promoting Your Business

DDA Staff is available to assist with promoting your business. Whether it’s advertising in the downtown insert, boosting social media posts or electronic billboard ad space, we’re here to help. The DDA offers Ribbon Cuttings for new businesses, contact us to schedule one.

Grants & Incentives for Promoting Your Business


Preservation/Improvement Grants & Incentives

Civic Improvement Project Grant

The Historic Plaque Program matching grant fund for the Historic District of Downtown Brunswick (CIP Grant) was established by the Magnolia Garden Club. Grant applications will be accepted starting in January, 2023.

Have an Idea?

If you would like to be a part of the planning and organizing of downtown Brunswick and are interested in volunteer opportunities or would like further information on starting a business, fill out our idea form.

The Brunswick DDA was created in 1981, and became a Main Street in 1986.

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