Business Incentives


In an effort to encourage retail and industrial businesses to locate within the Barnesville trade area, interested individuals are encouraged to take advantage of the Barnesville Business Incentive Program.

With a total value in excess of $5,000, the Incentive Package is designed to assist new businesses with many of the expenses associated with opening existing businesses, as well as individuals who are starting new businesses.

The Incentives are made available by existing businesses as their way of supporting local economic development. The incentives include everything from free utilities to discounted advertising; building and remodeling supply discounts to networking opportunities!

To qualify for the Incentive Package, interested businesses must build, purchase or lease commercial property in the immediate Barnesville area, as well as submit a business plan for review.

For more information about the Barnesville Area Business Incentive Program, contact Karen Lauer, Economic Development Director at (218) 354-2145 or (800) 354-7570 or our Main Street Director, Bailey Thompson, at (218) 354-2479.


The Storefront Revitalization Program encourages the preservation and beautification of the buildings in the Barnesville area business district.

Eligible businesses may apply for matching grant funds for exterior storefront improvements. For every three dollars the business invests they can receive one dollar in grants, up to a maximum of $1,000.

Applications are reviewed on a first come, first serve basis.


Bailey Thompson
Barnesville Main Street Program

(218) 354-2479