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New Grant available!

The HartBeat of Main Street Grant
This grant program, directed to support brick-and-mortar businesses in commercial districts, will fund solutions that help small business owners respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and also help to revitalize and strengthen older and historic downtown commercial districts.

Grants of $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded on a competitive and first-come, first-served basis. A minimum of 50 percent of grants will benefit diverse-owned businesses, as defined by the Small Business Administration as minority, woman, veteran, disabled, and/or LGBTQ-owned. 

Michigan Small Business Restart Program
The application window for the Michigan Small Business Restart Program will open on July 15, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and close on August 5, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
Applicants can apply for up to $20,000 in grant funds. Grants must be used for expenditures made between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 that meet the following criteria:
-Necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19 (such as resulting from employment or business interruptions due to COVID-19)
-Working capital to support payroll expenses, rent, mortgage payments, utility expenses, costs related to reopening a business or nonprofit, or other use authorized under the CARES Act.

Wayne Back to Work Program – Round 2
Wayne County Back to Work Small Business Grant Program is designed to help small businesses reopen safely. This program is for small businesses that provide essential goods and services to the neighborhoods they are located in.

Welcome Lori Morrow as the new Executive Director!

We wanted to welcome Lori Morrow to our Wayne Main Street organization as the new Executive Director! Lori Morrow is a 10 year resident in Wayne with a background in business. She’s been a volunteer at Wayne Main Street for 4 years, helping with Downtown Days and being on the committee for Toast Wayne. Lori has attended many Wayne Main Street events and is an active part of our community. Lori is looking forward to working with volunteers to help grow the community and businesses.

Wayne Main Street is a volunteer-based organization, we are always looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers! Visit our website and fill out an application and let us know how your talent and skills can help us, http://www.downtownwayne.org. 

Welcome to Downtown Wayne!

Downtown Wayne is a hidden gem in the western suburbs of Detroit. Conveniently located between Detroit and Ann Arbor on US 12/Michigan Avenue, our small historic town is rooted in tradition and community.

Downtown Wayne is working towards becoming the heart of community activity once again. Visitors may find themselves in many of our retail and dining establishments. The area attracts local residents through special events that involve both the community and local business owners. Whether it’s launching a canoe in the Rouge River at Goudy Park, doing your holiday shopping on Small Business Saturday, or watching your favorite local band perform during the summer concert series, there’s always something happening in downtown Wayne.

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