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Buckeye Gives Businesses Money To Upgrade Buildings

Buckeye is offering grants to businesses looking to spruce up their buildings.

The city’s Catalyst Program focuses on existing commercial, industrial or mixed-use properties. Economic development manager Suzie Boyles says qualifying businesses can get up to $50,000 to improve things like a building’s facade, landscaping and public parking facilities.  

“It actually improves the customer experience and that’s really the focus of the businesses is to — how can they improve the customer experience, bring more people into their restaurant or store,” she said.

Since Buckeye launched the program seven years ago, the city’s provided $624,000 to 32 businesses.

Boyles said property owners that received grants have invested $1.5 million of their money, “which is a 3-to-1 return on investment for the city.”

Applications are available on the city’s website. They’re available in English and Spanish and being accepted through Sept. 30.

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As a senior field correspondent, Christina Estes focuses on stories that impact our economy, your wallet and public policy.