The Clinton Row Project is a retail business incubator, located in the heart of downtown Huntsville, Alabama. Designed as an eclectic hub for small businesses to bring their artisan products to both Downtown Huntsville visitors and locals, the Clinton Row Project was developed by Downtown Huntsville Inc. as a gateway for entrepreneurial activity and new life in downtown.
Small businesses sublease a ground floor, street front unit within The Downtown Self Storage building, located conveniently on the highly visible intersection of Jefferson Street and Clinton Ave. Together, six startups will create a unique, mini-artisan market feel for shoppers to explore. The ultimate goal is to empower these businesses to eventually move into a permanent space in Downtown Huntsville and spur further retail innovation.
Downtown Huntsville, Inc. is leasing the properties at a discount to encourage entrepreneurs to incubate their retail business concept in a pedestrian-friendly, walkable setting. By doing this, the project enables these businesses to spend less on rent and more on the growth of their business. Downtown Huntsville Inc. would like to invest $12,000 in 2014 for The Clinton Row Project, so small businesses can continue to get started affordably.