Business Resources

Open a Business Downtown

Downtown St. Charles offers outstanding business opportunities in a historic and picturesque, yet vibrant setting.  We are pleased that you are considering it as a location for your business.  This is one of the first and most important business decisions you will make.  Whether you have already decided to open a business in Downtown St. Charles, or are still weighing your options, we are here to help.


Downtown St. Charles Business Resources

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership works closely with the City of St. Charles Economic Development Department, community businesses and other non-profits to offer assistance and support as you start or expand your business here.  Together, we stand ready to help coordinate the services and gather the data you may need, such as:

  • Site selection assistance
  • Business incentive information
  • Marketing Tools
  • Economic and industry data


Downtown St. Charles: The Right Location

In addition to our great support system, there are many other reasons to consider Downtown St. Charles for your business:

  • High traffic counts from four highways
  • A pedestrian-friendly street-scape, with parks, bike and walking paths
  • Easy way-finding tools, such as our Downtown Business Directory, Bike Map and Parking Map
  • Ample free parking
  • Award winning events that generate local and out-of-state visitors
  • Average St. Charles household income of $110,000
  • Ongoing 1st Street Redevelopment Project of prime real estate

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is happy to answer any questions you may have, discuss how Downtown St. Charles fits into your business plan, and assist you as you open and grow your business here. To schedule an appointment, contact the Downtown St. Charles Partnership at 630-443.3967.


Mentorship Program

The DSCP’s new Mentorship Program is a free resource for new and existing Downtown St. Charles businesses. Business owners can connect with a mentor who has expertise in a particular area of interest. Click on the document below to scroll through our mentor list to find the perfect mentor for you and your business Mentorship Program Document


Available Commercial Real Estate

We invite you to discover the business opportunities that await you in Downtown St. Charles.  From the unique charm of a beautifully maintained, historic building to new or existing space in a mixed-use development, we have what you are looking for.


Store Front Improvement Grant

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership (DSCP) will reimburse up to 50% of the cost for storefront improvements, such as sign, awning or lighting, for properties located within the Downtown St. Charles SSA-1B boundary.  The maximum reimbursement grant is not to exceed 50% of the cost up to a maximum of $1,000. Storefront Improvement Grant Application


Click here to see a list of available commercial properties.