Dream-O-Vate Competition

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Let us help you open a business!

Have you always dreamed of opening your own business?
Are you an entrepreneur looking to innovate, expand services, or add a new product line?

The time is now! Dream-O-Vate is a business competition that aims to increase downtown retail occupancy in Livingston County. We’ve got $200,000 in cash prizes to help you start or grow your business!

The goals of the program are to:

  • recruit new business that will enhance the existing business mix
  • assist existing business that plan to significantly expand or branch into an additional business concept
  • improve the economic climate for businesses through increased resident and tourist traffic in our Village cores
  • increase downtown occupancy
  • create jobs
  • capture greater resident and visitor spending
  • create a positive buzz about our downtowns


To learn more, attend one of our information sessions: