Downtown Johnson City Redevelopment Loan Program


The Downtown Johnson City Redevelopment Loan program provides a financial opportunity for small business owners, property owners or investors to purchase or renovate a downtown property; or to purchase fixed equipment for the direct purpose of business creation, expansion or retention.  It offers the possibility of:

A low-interest loan of up to $25,000 (in some circumstances the loan can exceed $25,000) to be applied toward the down payment and/or closing costs for any existing or new business within the Downtown Johnson City Redevelopment District.

A loan for renovation costs above the bank loan.

A micro loan up to $25,000 (in some circumstances the loan can exceed $25,000) to cover renovation of buildings and financing for equipment loans.  The borrower must keep a business account at one of the 8 participating banks.

Northeast Tennessee Economic Development Corporation