JRC Steps to the Plate to Help Businesses Reopen


Ten local businesses are receiving support from the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation (JRC) with funding provided by the Gebbie Foundation. Recently the JRC offered three new grant programs to assist with the financial impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on our downtown.

These programs target improvements that contribute to the overall streetscape aesthetic, encourage business expansion and entrepreneurship, and improve functionality for business owners. They are designed to enable businesses to re-open with the additional space needed for social distancing by utilizing the outdoors. In addition, JRC also wanted to encourage and businesses to sell products and services online, increasing their market potential and viability. The new grant programs include matching funds for furniture and equipment needed for outside dining, the construction and furnishing of parklets, and e-commerce consulting, services, and equipment.

Businesses in downtown Jamestown are committed to re-opening and getting back to business and the JRC is here to help them accomplish that. Now it’s time to do your part and get out there and support your community businesses by dining out, shopping out, ordering online, and ordering to-go! If we work together Jamestown will come out of this a stronger place to live, work, and play.

The Jamestown Renaissance Corporation makes Jamestown better through inspiration, action, and celebration. If you are a downtown business owner interested in applying for any of these programs, please visit www.jamestownrenaissance.org for the applications. You can also learn more about the organization by visiting our website or joining Jamestown Renaissance Corporation’s Facebook page.