As a business owner on 6th Street, the Texas City Economic Development Corporation (TCEDC) offers several incentives to help you beautify your building and ensure your business is successful.
Simply put, we buy the paint and you apply it. The City has a local paint dealer that has the paint parameters for acceptable colors. After an agreement is signed with the TCEDC, a business may then purchase paint within the agreed limits from the paint dealer who will invoice the City directly for the paint. The City only participates and agrees to pay for the external, visible, painted areas of the building. The business owner is responsible for the application (labor) of the paint to the identified business property.
Your new pre-1950s-style signage is on us. After an agreement is signed with the TCEDC, we will work with you to design and install a new sign for your business at no cost to you, provided your business occupies the building for at least five years.
The TCEDC offers assistance with purchasing awnings for your business. Following an agreement signed with TCEDC, we will work with you to design and install an awning, subject to our approval, and the TCEDC will pay 40% of the total cost.
Additional incentives may be considered on a case-by-case basis.