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Application for Small Business and Blighted Property Incentives

General Instructions

Please include requested information for all sections. Be accurate and thorough to avoid delays in processing. Where no response is possible, please write or select N/A. Attachments and additional pages are not required unless specifically requested in the application.

Who Receives This Completed Application

Once this application is submitted, it will be received by the Nashville Mayor’s Office of Economic & Community Development.

Applicant Information

Compliance Information

Please upload a Certificate of Authorization/Good Standing if the company has operated for one full year or more. For companies that have been in operation in Tennessee for less than one year upload either a Certificate of Existence or an Application for a Certificate of Authority/Existence. Please visit Tennessee Secretary of State Certificate of Existence page for more information.

Allowed extensions: .pdf

Visit Trustee's Office web site for more tax payment information.

Please provide a written explanation if “no” has been selected on any of the questions above. After ECD Office review the application, ECD will request Company to provide documentation of all licenses, taxes paid, and other compliance information.

Select a Program

Small Business Incentive Grant

Grant explanation

To meet the terms of the grant, Company must be engaged in a for-profit service or manufacturing industry; employ no more than 100 full-time persons, regardless of the locale in which they are employed; create a minimum of twenty (20) new full-time jobs making a wage rate equal to or greater than the annual wage rate average for all occupations within the Nashville-Davidson County Metropolitan Area; and create the jobs at the qualified project site within a twelve (12) month period.

Additional Information on Company

Please list your general job classifications and how many jobs are expected in each category. In addition, list the wage rate for each new full-time position.

Blighted Property Grants

Minimum eligibility requirements

To meet the eligible requirements for a Blighted Property Grant a developer must be constructing or rehabilitating the exterior portions of commercial property located within a redevelopment district as approved by the metropolitan council. The construction or rehabilitation investment must exceed one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000). The appraised value of the property at the time of the grant application cannot exceed one million dollars ($1,000,000) as determined by the Davidson County Property Tax Assessor.

Enter Address of Blighted Property. (All address will be confirmed by the ECD Dept and you will be notified if your address qualifies.)

Please identify the current appraised value of the property according to the Davidson County Property Tax Assessor’s records.

Blighted Property Narrative

In the area below*, please give a description of the current status of the property along with a detailed description of proposed investment and improvement to the building’s exterior. (*Please upload addendum to application if more space is needed)

Allowed extensions: .pdf, .doc, .docx

Anticipated Project Budget

Acknowledgment and Confirmation of Accuracy

Rules and Regulations Acknowledgment

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Confirmation of Accuracy

To the best of my knowledge and belief, the information contained in this Metro Nashville Application for Incentives is true and correct, as evidenced by my confirmation below. I further certify that the business entity is in good standing under the laws of jurisdiction(s) in which the entity organized or authorized to conduct business and that no delinquent taxes are owed to any taxing entity.