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Support for Your Uptown Business

Hello, Uptown Business Owners!

The Uptown team is here for you.

On this page, you’ll find training resources, frequently asked-for City links, information about/links to our various grant programs, info and access to your page on our business directory, and more.

Starting a New Business in Uptown?

Check out our New Business Resources page.

Owner-Focused Seminars and Workshops

OUR LATEST BUSINESS TRAINING – Uptown hosted local agency Lydia Writes Good for a fun and informative marketing and branding presentation titled ‘How To Brand Good’ geared just for small and independent businesses.


Uptown provides workshops and seminars to business owners, typically twice a year. Our goals are to foster positive small business growth and provide connections to other community resources.

Have a topic you want to know more about?

Frequently Accessed City Links

The City of Grand Rapids has many available online resources. Here is a collection of our district’s most frequently asked-for links:

Don’t see what you need?

You can always contact the City directly.

City of Grand Rapids Customer Service – 311
Phone: 311 or 616-456-3000

Uptown Grant Programs and Other Grant Opportunities

On a competitive basis, Uptown Grand Rapids, Inc. awards financial support through the Uptown CIA for design services and improvements to the façades of commercial buildings as well as public art installations. 

This space is reserved for quick access to current additional grant and funding opportunities made known to Uptown Grand Rapids, Inc. 


The Spring 2024 Match on Main grant is now live. To submit your project for consideration, download and complete the Intake Application linked below. Deadline for submittal is Thursday, April 4, 2024.

Update or Claim Your Uptown Business Directory Listing

If you submitted a directory entry, you can log in to make changes to your directory listing.

If your business information was transferred from our previous site, you can create a login to claim your business for future updates.

Having an event or special sale? Let us know and we'll promote it on Uptown social media.