Kimball Council provides incentives for businesses to strive

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KIMBALL, Neb. Kimball City Council approved a new incentive that will benefit local businesses in the area.

The Kimball Façade Grant Main Street Improvement Program can be used for paint, brick and much more. If businesses use a contractor within a 25 mile radius, the city will pay for 70% of their project. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

It is called the Kimball Façade Grant Main Street Improvement Program.

Businesses can use this program to receive grants for windows, exterior doors, paint, brick repair, roofs, signage, awnings, landscaping, sidewalks and parking lots.

They can also use the grants for website design and social media training.

“This is a huge incentive for us right now,” said Amy Sapp, Economic Development Director. “We have a lot of small businesses that need major work on the outside. We are hoping that this will encourage them to fix their property because it is a huge bonus to them.”

If businesses use a contractor within a 25 mile radius, the city will pay for 70% of their project.

If they use a contractor within the 11 counties of the Panhandle, the city will pay for 60% of the project.

If they utilize an outside Panhandle contractor, they will pay for 50%.

They want to encourage their local businesses to support local and regional contractors while enticing contractors to the area.

To submit an application, you can go to their website at kimballne.org, contact Amy Sapp by email at econdev@kimballne.org or stop by the City Office.

They will want your quotes and receipts for any upcoming projects.