The economic well-being of the central business district of Downtown Appleton is one of the most important charges of Appleton Downtown Inc (ADI). ADI, a not-for-profit organization, works with the City of Appleton's Community Development Department to recruit new business and promote the retention of existing businesses in the Downtown area. ADI has many Downtown development tools at its disposal to help maintain economic well-being, including:

Available Commercial Space

BID Business Recruitment Grant

  • ADI has funds available to locate your new business Downtown. Please call the ADI office for more details regarding the application process: 920-954-9112

BID Façade and Sign Grant

TIF Enhancement Grants and Area Business Enhancement Grants 

  • Funded by the City of Appleton, this program encourages investments in exterior improvements to commercial properties. Business Enhancement Grants are available for up to $7,000 maximum grant per project with a fifty-percent (50%) match required by the applicant. Applicants may use ADI Façade Grant funds for twenty-five percent (25%) of the applicant match amount. More information about the grants can be found on the City of Appleton's website.

College North Neighborhood Plan 

  • Provided by the City of Appleton, this plan explains what the vision is for the College North Neighborhood. More information about the program can be found on the City of Appleton's website.

Downtown Market Study

  • Completed in 2016 by Redevelopment Resources provides an analysis of comparable data and trends both regional and national, estimated projections in a variety of market segments, community profile and demographic data. A full Downtown market analysis and an executive summary are available.

Envision Appleton

More Information about Doing Business in Downtown Appleton

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