Business Support

The Downtown Merchant’s Toolbox

Whether you’re an existing or aspiring downtown business owner, you have access to a comprehensive portfolio of technical-support capabilities through Greater Lafayette Commerce. Committed to the recruitment, retention and expansion of downtown businesses, GLC’s Downtown Development offers you:

  • Market data, job creation, investment tracking and other valuable information through GLC’s Four Point Main Street Program.
  • Whether you’re an existing or aspiring downtown business owner, you have access to a comprehensive portfolio of technical-support capabilities through Greater Lafayette Commerce. Committed to the recruitment, retention and expansion of downtown businesses, GLC’s Downtown Development offers you:
  • Market data, job creation, investment tracking and other valuable information through GLC’s Four Point Main Street Program.
  • An annual merchant sponsorship to attend the Schallert "Destination Business” Boot Camp—a week-long training camp that shows you how to turn your business into a "dominant destination business” that stays top-of-mind with consumers.
  • The Purdue Retail Technical Assistance Program—providing marketing, business planning, Internet strategies, financial management and other services through student- and faculty-led teams.
  • The LUEA Blade Grant Signage Program—a grant that matches the cost of a hanging blade sign, up to $1,500.
  • The LUEA Façade Grant—which matches approved façade rehabilitations on historic downtown structures for up to $10,000 per building bay.
  • Personal assistance—with a dedicated staff on hand to hear your needs and advise you of any opportunities available to you.