Incentives

Incentives

The City of Sanger, through its Economic Development Boards offers incentives for new and expanding businesses creating primary jobs for the community. It is the policy of the City of Sanger to customize the provisions of economic development incentives on a case-by-case basis. This individualized design of a total incentive package is intended to allow maximum flexibility in addressing the unique concerns of each applicant while enabling the City of Sanger to better respond to the changing needs of the community.

 

Downtown Property Enhancement Incentives Program


The Property Enhancement Incentives Program is a revitalization effort designed to enhance the unique identify of Sanger through historic preservation and community involvement, improve the visual and historic appearance of downtown Sanger buildings, encourage increased investment and promote additional commercial activity downtown, in order to rekindle interest in the Sanger Downtown Business District.

This program is for all business and property owners located within the Sanger Downtown District that are looking to enhance their existing site visually, or in ways that increase the viability of the property for business use.

This is a 50/50 mathcing fund grant of up to $5,000 and sign improvement up to $1,000. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, the following:

(1) facade renovation

(2) awning installation

(3) exterior painting

(4) outdoor lighting

(5) landscaping

(6) parking lot improvement

(7) signage

Grant applications will be accepted until all program funds are disbursed, which are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Terms and conditions, application and agreement will offer more details and are available here and at Development Services. Please contact Director of Economic Development Shani Bradshaw with questions at 940.458.2059.

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Tax Abatements


Tax Abatement may be offered in two categories:

1. Real Property; and/or 
2. Business and Personal Property

Real property abatements may be offered to applicants, which will pursue the construction of new or expanded facilities in which to house the applicable project. The abatement may apply only to the value of improvements made.

Business Personal property abatements may be offered to applicants, which will pursue the purchase or long-term lease of existing facilities. The abatement will apply to the value of new personal property brought into the taxing jurisdiction.

Once a determination has been made that a tax abatement may be offered, the value and term of the abatement will be determined on a case by case basis.

 

Infrastructure Participation and Waiver of Fees


Incentives in the form of infrastructure participation and waiver of fees may be considered for qualified projects.

 

Grants Based on Retail Sales Tax Generated


The City may by contract provide an incentive consisting of an annual grant based on a percentage of the sales and use tax received by the city from the sale of taxable items by the applicant.

 

State and Federal Programs


The state of Texas offers a number of programs and if applicable the City of Sanger will assist economic development prospects in learning more about or applying for programs.

-Texas Capital Fund Infrastructure Grant
-Texas Enterprise Zone Project
-Skills Development Fund Job Training
-Texas Enterprise Fund (Major Projects)
-Texas Emerging Technology Fund (Major Projects) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on the City’s incentive policy, click here.