Investing in Boone County

Mainvest and The Boone County Economic Development Corporation have partnered to support the local small business ecosystem by allowing the community to invest directly into their local small businesses while providing access to capital for entrepreneurs across the County.

Sign up to raise funds for your business or be alerted to new investment opportunities in Boone County.

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How It Works: Businesses

  • Sign Up: Join the hundreds of small businesses that have already worked with Mainvest to secure millions in growth and expansion capital from community investment.

  • Structure Your Raise: Work directly with Mainvest's team supporting from signup, structuring your campaign, seeking investment, and securing funds from your community.

  • Raise Funds: Mobilize your community while gaining access to Mainvest's existing investor network of 30,000+ community investors that have invested in over 500 local businesses across the county.

  • Repay Investors: Quarterly repayments are handled directly through the platform.

Watch The Investing In Boone County program kickoff webinar to learn more.


Boone County Is Center Stage For Your Business




Small Businesses


Jobs created by small businesses


Population growth since 2010

What Makes Boone County Unique? Boone County, Indiana is nestled right along I-65 between Indianapolis and Lafayette. Our small businesses have shaped the unique character, culture and community in each of our historic downtowns. With our tremendous growth, it's important for us now, more than ever, to support entrepreneurial survival and expansion. Why? Because our economy depends on it. For every $100 spent locally, at least $68 stays in the local economy. We want Boone County to be a lively place for everyone to enjoy from sunrise to sunset. 

  • City of Lebanon Facade Grant Program: Help offset the cost of upgrading and maintaining the facade of historic buildings in Lebanon's downtown. Contact: Derek Warren, Deputy Director (City of Lebanon),

  • Pop-Up Shop Program: Boone EDC & Heart of Lebanon Partnership to create a Pop-Up Shop space in downtown Lebanon. Lowers the barrier to entry for entrepreneurs to test a brick-and-mortar location. Space is available for rent now! Contact: Missy Krulick at

  • Boone EDC Microloan Program to provide financial assistance for Boone County small businesses. Loans are awarded up to $30,000 with interest rates between 1 – 3%

  • Need Further Support? Contact Claire Collett, Manager, Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Boone County EDC.

Businesses Raising Funds in Boone County

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How It Works: Investors

  • Sign Up: Create an investor profile and you'll be notified when businesses launch in your community.

  • Invest: New regulations allow anyone to invest. Explore terms, learn about the offering and discover risk disclosures. Add local businesses & real estate investment opportunities to your portfolio with just a few clicks. Most businesses target 10-25% returns, paid out quarterly as a share of revenue.

  • Earn Returns: Each quarter, businesses report revenue. Get returns right to your wallet to withdraw or re-invest back into other local businesses.

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Sign up to raise funds for your business or be alerted to new investment opportunities in Boone County.