In 2016, City Council adopted the Business Incentive Grant (BIG) program to promote economic development by offering new or expanding businesses matching cash grants to partially defray the costs associated with start up improvements or expansion projects. The program benefits the City with an expanded tax base, additional job opportunities and increased payroll.

The BIG program assisted with start up of the following new businesses in Lincolnton:

GoodWood Front Exterior
GoodWood Rear Exterior
GoodWood Interior
Sound Factory Studios
Meating Place
Ledford Fabrics and More
Alki Exterior
Alki Interior 1
Alki Interior2
Wayne Brooks