New matching grant program to help small businesses

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By KAROLYN GEPHART

Worn and outdated pole signs might be on the way out of the city.

City council has approved the Manvel Economic Development Corporation’s effort to start a grant program that will help local businesses replace worn and outdated pole signs.

For the first ten successful applicants, the MEDC will offer up to 50 percent toward the cost to replace the sign.

The amount is limited to $10,000 per approved business.

The MEDC wants this program to help Manvel businesses promote themselves and generate a modern look and feel for the area.

Businesses who want to learn more about the matching fund program, the Small Business Sign Pole Replacement Grant, can contact the city.

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