Take Advantage of Downtown Business Assistance & Incentives
Monroeville Main Street partners with numerous organizations to help entrepreneurs open new businesses or to expand, relocate, and improve their existing businesses. MMS, along with the Small Business Development Center of Alabama and Main Street Alabama, sponsors a youth entrepreneur program to promote informed and responsible business ownership education for young entrepreneurs. We offer a Downtown Development Guide which puts important contacts and information at your finger tips. Our executive director is available to assist with Historic Preservation Guidelines, Certificates of Appropriateness and Facade Grants, connect you with free business plan professional, provided a market & demographic snapshot, and other valuable resources.
Facade Grants - up to $2,000.00 which can be applied toward paint, replacement or additions of awnings, door and/or window improvements, replacement or improvement of existing signs, new signs, new façade applications or repairs to damaged or visually unpleasant exterior walls, renovations which complement the historic characteristics or buildings, and replacement or uncovering of architectural features of building (ex. the removal of tin to uncover original transoms or brick façade).
In September of 2009, the Monroeville Downtown Historic District was recorded in the National Register of Historic Places. In 2021 the 1903 Monroe County Courty Courthouse was Designated as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Deptartment of Interior "for its asssociation with Harper Lee's 1960 novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, and with the 1962 film adaptation of the book.