Starting a Business

One of Beautiful Downtown Lewiston’s goals is to help small businesses thrive downtown! If you start your business in downtown Lewiston you will be joining a supportive and growing community of other business owners and economic development professionals who want to see you succeed.  Here are some of the ways we can help:

Business Plan

We can connect you with professionals who will help you develop a business plan.

Lending Opportunities

We can refer you to financial institutions for lending opportunities.


We can help you find the right downtown property to lease.

Permits & Licensing

We can connect you with the appropriate city officials for permits and licensing.


Through social media and other outlets, we can help you make a big splash when you open your doors!

Business Partnership

Invite you to join our organization as a Downtown Business Partner, which will provide you with various cooperative marketing opportunities.

Advocate for Downtown

Continue to advocate for downtown Lewiston and connect your business with resources to help you grow!

Helpful Links

Here’s a list of some helpful websites to help you get started with your business today.

Learn More

If you’re interested in starting a new business please contact BDL Executive Director Breanne Durham for more information. We look forward to working with you!

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