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Business Improvement Grant Program
The purpose of this program is to encourage businesses within the City of Sealy to make improvements as defined in the grant program which would result in additional business activity.  If you are planning on opening a new business or expanding your current business and looking at façade or signage improvements you may want to consider applying for a Business Improvement Grant from the Sealy Economic Development Corporation.  If you are currently located or looking to locate in the Downtown District area we have a grant category to assist with permanent plumbing and electrical improvements in addition to the above-referenced grants.  If you have any questions regarding this program please contact the Executive Director of the Sealy Economic Development Corporation.

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Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director on or before the first Tuesday of each month, late applications will not be accepted,  to be considered at the next regular SEDC board meeting.  The board meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

Please note:  No grant will be awarded for work that has been started, in progress, or completed.  In addition, the grant APPLICANT is responsible for obtaining all applicable city permits related to the improvement project, and failure to do so will render the applicant ineligible to receive grant funding.

It is advised that ANY APPLICANT review their plans for improvements prior to applying for a grant with the City of Sealy, Planning/Building Department, located at 405 Main Street or you may call 979-885-1669.
Helpful Resources for starting a business in Sealy
Please click on the following to review some helpful contact information for starting a new business. Although this list is not inclusive, we hope that it provides you with helpful contacts to begin your new business.  If you have questions regarding the creation of a business, we recommend that you contact the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Blinn College for counseling, assistance with planning and financing.  They offer training in several areas to help you succeed.  You may contact the SBDC - Blinn College directly at 979-830-4137.
Tax Incentives

The City of Sealy and the Sealy Economic Development Corporation have developed an economic development incentives package as a means of attracting commercial prospects to the Sealy area. We are committed to the promotion of quality development within the City and to improving the quality of life for its citizens. The City will consider providing incentives to appropriate businesses in accordance with the procedures and criteria outlined in the various policies. We strongly encourage that you discuss potential incentives with the City Manager or the Executive Director of the Sealy Economic Development Corporation early in the stages of development.

In furtherance of these purposes, the City of Sealy will, on a case-by-case basis, give consideration to providing economic incentives to applicants in accordance with the Chapter 380, Economic Development Incentive Policy.  Please click on the following link to view the Chapter 380 policy that was approved by city council on August 20, 2016:  City of Sealy, Chapter 380 Economic Development Incentive Policy

If you are requesting assistance from the Sealy Economic Development Corporation, the applicant must submit a letter with the required supporting documentation. The below business information form must be completed and submitted to the Sealy EDC, Executive Director, prior to any construction or improvements to the proposed new or expanding project. The Executive Director will meet with the applicant to discuss the project.  Each project is evaluated on a case-by-case basis and subject to the availability of funds. 

EDC Incentive Guidelines:   Please click here to view the incentive process guidelines.

Required Information Form:   Click to view and print the business information form

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DISCLAIMER: The material contained in this section is provided for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as a commitment.

The State of Texas offers a variety of incentives and programs to qualifying companies. The Sealy Economic Development Corporation will work closely with the State of Texas incentive program representatives on potential qualifying projects.

DISCLAIMER: The material contained in the Summary of State Incentives is provided for informational purposes only and cannot be construed as a commitment.
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 If you have any questions regarding the below policies or applications, please contact the City Manager at (979) 885-3511.

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