Invest in Downtown Kinston

Invest in Downtown Kinston

Pride of Kinston, Inc. offers financial and program incentives to encourage potential entrepreneurs and existing businesses to invest in the city’s downtown retail and service center.

Featured Downtown Kinston Investment Opportunities

121 S. Queen St.

121 S. Queen St.

Total Space: Approximate 3,000 square feet

Listing | PDF

215 N. Queen Street

Total Space: 6,000 square feet



311 N. Queen Street

Total Space: 2,200 square feet

Listing | PDF

317 – 321 N. Queen Street

Total Space: 17,000 square feet


Pride’s package of incentives/projects to grow downtown includes:

  1. Internet advertising of existing properties for sale or lease in the 27 blocks of downtown comprising Kinston Municipal Service District.Facade Grant Application

  2. Façade/renovation grants on amatching basis for owners of downtown properties;

  3. Incentive grants for owners to promote professionally designed improvements to downtown buildings;

  4. Matching grants to assist business owners create or improve web sites, facebook pages and other social media marketing tools;

  5. Ongoing program utilizing billboards, radio, television, newsletters, brochures and other media to promote customers for downtown business;

  6. Periodic surveys of downtown business needs and progress reports;

  7. Owns and operates a small business incubator, Kinston Enterprise Center, in cooperation with Lenoir Community College;

  8. Sponsorship of events to attract residents and visitors to Kinston’s downtown such as Salute! Veterans recognition weekend, Sand in the Streets outdoor concerts, annual downtown Clean Up Days, sponsorship of public art installations, downtown landscaping, hanging baskets and construction projects such as new entrance park into historic cemeteries.



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Pride of Kinston • 327 North Queen Street • Kinston, NC 28501• (252) 522-4676
Located in the Kinston Enterprise Center