Duke Energy Storefront Revitalization Grant Recipients
63 local businesses have been given more than $288,100 in grants with funds from the Duke Energy Storefront Revitalization Grant Program following a two-week application and review process. After learning of the overwhelming response from downtown businesses, Duke Energy recognized the critical need and stepped up with $260,000 in funding to support more of its neighboring businesses. More than 57% of the businesses selected for this grant are owned and operated by women and/or minorities. The grant gives these establishments the opportunity to create outdoor seating and serving opportunities, develop e-commerce websites, repair window fronts, and upgrade health and safety elements.