October 2019
Your Business May be Eligible for Grants
The City of Salisbury has grants for your exterior repairs, for business development and for historic preservation. The grants are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Businesses are encouraged to apply!
Downtown Salisbury Revitalization
The Downtown Salisbury Revitalization Incentives Program (“Downtown Revitalization Incentive Grant”) is designed to promote both new development and historic rehabilitation, with an emphasis on those projects that create new residential opportunities.

The program is a package of four (4) grants, any or all of which may be utilized by a developer depending on the nature and scope of the project:

  • Building Renovation Incentive Grant covers 25% of eligible costs (up to $50,000) for the stabilization and preservation of older, primarily historic properties.
  • Residential Production Incentive Grant offers $7,500 per residential unit created or upgraded (where project costs exceed $35/gross sf2) to promote downtown residences.
  • Residential Utilities Incentive Grant covers 50% of eligible costs (up to $25,000) for the installation or upgrade of water utilities where project costs exceed $5,000.
  • Fire Suppression Grant covers 50% of fire line costs or $2/sf2 (up to $25,000) for sprinkler system installation.
The adaptive reuse of the historic Bernhardt Hardware building to main-floor retail and second-story residential units is a prime example of the Downtown Salisbury Revitalization Grant in action!
Salisbury City Council approved five (5) Revitalization Grant applications at its August 20, 2019 meeting, representing an enormous leap forward in downtown vibrancy, economic development, and a milestone in private investment!
Innes Street Improvement
Municipal Service District Grants
The MSD Incentive Grant and the Innes Street Improvement Grant are very similar programs. Your eligibility for one or the other depends on the location of your property.

The Innes Street Improvement Grant assists property and business owners within the Innes Street Improvement District, while the MSD Incentive Grant assists those within the Downtown Municipal Service District. The grants cover enhancements to building façades, landscapes, driveways, and parking lots. These projects can range from minor repairs and repainting to substantial façade and landscape rehabilitation projects and the installation of new pedestrian amenities such as outdoor seating, planters, awnings, café fences, and lighting. 

At the Salisbury Business Center, the grants assisted us with our beautiful outdoor planters and our front entrance canopy!
Applications may be submitted at any time but funds are limited each year, starting July 1st. Grants are awarded for eligible projects as funds are available. The grant is typically awarded on a 50/50 matching basis with a maximum City participation of $5,000.00 per project. This is a reimbursement grant. Funds are issued at the completion and final inspection and approval of the project.

Alyssa Nelson / Urban Design Planner
(704) 638-5235
Carvana $35M Concord-Based Facility Bringing 300+ jobs  
Carvana Co. (NYSE: CVNA), known for its car vending machines, is seeking to build a 304-job, $35 million facility in Concord. Concord City Council recently approved $428,400 in grants for Project Wavy, affiliated with Carvana LLC. The three-year grant from the city is performance-based, meaning the company is required to make its investments and pay taxes before it will be eligible for any incentive payments.

The center is expected to locate at The Grounds at Concord , the re-branded name for the former Philip Morris site. A proposed agreement with Cabarrus County indicates Project Wavy would up-fit an existing structure at the site instead of developing a new building but plans to increase the size and install new fixtures and equipment. The Carvana facility, should it be developed there, likely would occupy only a portion of the entire Philip Morris site, which is about 2,000 acres.
Adapted from an original article by Ashley Fahey / Real Estate Editor
Charlotte Business Journal, August 16, 2019
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport
Plans to Expand
Concord-Padgett Regional Airport, with its 7,400-foot runway, is one of North Carolina’s busiest. It now has Allegiant Air service to five locations in Florida and to New Orleans. 

Allegiant Air is adding its sixth Florida flight in November. The airport also has a regular flight to the New Orleans area. Concord may consider expanding its relatively new commercial terminal to make room for even more flights for the ultra-low-cost airline. When Allegiant Air (NASDAQ: ALGT) adds the flight to West Palm Beach, Florida, on November 14 th, fares can be as low as $54 each way.
Adapted from original article by Ken Elkins / Senior Staff Writer
Charlotte Business Journal, August 13, 2019
Photography Exhibit at the SBC
The Salisbury Business Center's current art exhibit features photography by local artists Mona Moscardini, Sue McHugh, and Terry Anthony Brewer. 
The exhibit will run through October 25th, 2019.

Light, Paper, Scissors ’ is available for public viewing:
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
301 S. Main Street, Salisbury NC 28144
Free & Open to the Public
Events this month will have Salisbury
The 7th Annual Buskers-Bash
Friday October 4, 2019
Now in its 7 th year, the annual BUSKERS-BASH is a favored downtown event. Over 40 street performers line our downtown streets with their official bright orange Busker-Buckets. You, as attendee, get a Pick-Pack with (5) custom Buskers-Bash guitar picks and a walking map showing the locations of each performer. Vote for your favorite by tossing a guitar pick into their bucket. Votes are counted at 8pm, and the winners are announced at a Grand Finale at City Tavern at 9pm. Shops and restaurants are open late, offering fun Buskers-Bash specials. The historic Trolley will be running for those who prefer to ride to all the varied busker locations.

A FREE EVENT: Friday October 4, 2019 5PM-9PM | Grand Finale 9PM-11PM
The 3rd Annual Butterfly Release
Sunday October 6, 2019
Experience beauty in flight at the 3rd annual Butterfly Release at Hurley Park . A butterfly release is truly a unique event, sure to capture a special place in the hearts of all who attend.

This year’s Butterfly Release will be held Sunday, October 6 at 2 pm at the Hurley Park Annex - the large open area across the dam from City Park Lake, bordered by Lake Drive, Club Drive, Annandale, and Confederate Avenues.

This FREE event includes a butterfly education program and monarch butterfly release at 2PM.
The 44th Annual OctoberTour™
October 12th & 13th, 2019
The Historic Salisbury Foundation 's OctoberTour™ is in its 44th year!

OctoberTour features private historic homes and structures of varying sizes, complexity and architectural styles, and tells the stories of those whose lives and labors shaped the character and historic fabric of the Salisbury/Rowan community.

Saturday October 12, 2019 | Home Tour | 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday October 12, 2019 | Plein Air Art Reception | 5:00pm - 7:00pm [FREE!]
Sunday October 13, 2019 | Home Tour | 12:00pm - 5:30pm

The 'Bank Street Cafe' features food, beer and wine, crafts, live musical entertainment on the Hall House Museum lawn, and activities for the entire family Saturday and Sunday during tour hours.
Additional OctoberTour events include the Patron's Party (Thursday October 10, 2019) and the OctoberTour Luncheon (Friday October 11, 2019) featuring speaker Brett Sturm, Restoration Specialist for the North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office, presenting information regarding the use of modern materials on historic buildings. The Tour includes TWO bike rides this year: OctoberTour Preview Ride (Sunday October 6th) and Tweed Ride (Sunday October 13th) sponsored by The Pedal Factory .
BlockWork 2019
Saturday October 26, 2019
The City of Salisbury's award-winning BlockWork program, now in its 9th year, brings residents and volunteers together to build cleaner and safer neighborhoods, one block at a time. Working together with property owners, residents, city staff and other groups, projects include carpentry, painting, landscaping and general clean-up in a one-block area.

Volunteers help preserve the beauty and charm of this year's BlockWork neighborhood - the 900 block of North Main Street. To volunteer, please complete an application online, call Alyssa Nelson at (704) 638-5235 for a mailed application, or stop by the City Office Building at 132 N. Main Street.
Halloween Fun Fest
Saturday October 26, 2019
City Hall parking lot at 217 S. Main Street transforms into a Halloween carnival featuring music, costume contests, Halloween crafts, bounce house, face painting, candy and more.

Festivities kick off at 3:00pm with games and activities, followed by the annual Trick-or-Treat with Downtown Merchants, and winding up with the Costume Contest!  

Meet Our SBC Businesses!
The Salisbury Business Center , in the heart of beautiful historic downtown Salisbury, North Carolina , provides key-person space, individual offices and office suites to area small businesses.

Business Tenants at the SBC enjoy our central location, ample parking, and have access to our fully furnished, 14-seat Main Street Conference Room and 76-seat Salisbury Auditorium with stadium seating, and state-of-the-art presentation technology with an impressive 9’x16’ fixed wall screen.
Host Your Next Business Meeting at the Salisbury Business Center!
Come see why the   Salisbury Business Center is so favored for business environment! Centrally located in beautiful historic downtown  Salisbury, North Carolina, we provide outstanding business-oriented services utilizing our convenient location, extensive resources, knowledgeable staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.

The SBC has (2) conference rooms available to help you communicate your strategies or training opportunities in style to your company or clients, each equipped with state-of-the-art presentation technology:

• The 76-seat Salisbury Auditorium
• The 14-seat Main Street Conference Room

Call 704.209.4589 to learn more!

Take advantage of our central location and lease a conference room, big or small, for your next business meeting today!
Competitive rates, catering services available.
Main Street Conference Room

The Salisbury Auditorium

Authored by Susan R. McHugh | Salisbury Business Center
Salisbury Business Center | 704.209.4589 | Receptionist@Integro-Tech.com