Martinsville Uptown Hopes to Bring Business Through Competition

Martinsville, VA-- If you're thinking about starting a business, Martinsville Uptown can help you get started.

They just began their first ever Uptown Upstart Business Plan Competition. The city is looking for applicants who want to start a business in Uptown Martinsville.

You have to submit a business plan and attend some classes. Uptown Martinsville will award three to five applicants a combined total of $25,000. Successful retail business owners who would like to open a new location in Uptown are also eligible to apply.

"Well of course we always want to bring new business to the area, and we were just looking for a new incentive that would encourage people to come to the area to build the Uptown district," said Liz Secrest, Martinsville Uptown Assistant Director.

The deadline to apply is July 1. If you would like to apply you can contact Martinsville Uptown at (276) 632-5688