The goal of the Downtown Smithfield R2 RUSH program is to attract new investment to Downtown in the form of retail and restaurant businesses in order to build a critical mass of these uses through the occupancy of available retail/restaurant space. 

The incentives offered through this program will support retail and restaurant recruitment into Downtown by assisting quality businesses with up-fit or occupancy costs, thereby making Downtown a more attractive option for business development.


As a Main Street America Affiliateâ„¢, the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is part of a national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.
Community ms vertical color logoSmithfield is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.