Why Locate in Old Takoma?
Click here for a new fact sheet on the Old Takoma trade area that explains why Old Takoma is a great place for your business.
Business Development Representative: 410-767-6300
Buy Local Campaigns
New Survey Shows Power of "Buy Local" Campaigns ~ Special Announcement from the Independent Business Alliance, Jan 14th 2010
The SBDC has an office in College Park where entrepreneurs can receive comprehensive, resources and relevant assistance.
Revolving Loan Fund
OTBA has established a Revolving Loan fund for local businesses. The program is managed by the Economic Restructuring committee. Application materials are available here. Interested applicants should talk to the committee chair. Call the OTBA office: (301) 891-6789.
Takoma Park is one of 15 communities eligible for a $20 million state program about energy conservation and green measures for commercial and residential properties. Information and applications available on-line: http://www.mdhousing.org/Website/Programs/BeSmart/
Facade Improvement Program
Main Street Takoma has a Facade Improvement Program, funded by the State of Maryland through a Neighborhood Business Works grant. The grant will reimburse up to 50 percent of an eligible project. Pre-approval required. Application.
In Maryland, the City of Takoma Park has a Facade Improvement Grant for the Main Street Takoma area. Contact City of Takoma Park: 301-891-7219. Application
Occassionally the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development has a Storefront Improvement Program for Ward 4 businesess. Contact Camille Nixon 202-741-0894.
Design Guidelines from the City of Takoma Park
The city guidelines are available at the city website: Design Guidelines.