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Business Improvement & Growth (BIG) Grants
The City of San Marcos is now accepting applications for the BIG Grant Program. BIG will provide technical and financial assistance to property owners or business tenants seeking to renovate or restore facades, signage, lighting and life-safety systems for commercial buildings through a 50% matching grant of up to $20,000. An additional 50% matching grant up to $5,000 is available for removal and replacement of non-conforming signage.
Downtown Co-Marketing Fund
The Downtown Co-Marketing program will provide matching advertising funds for businesses to promote their business in areas outside of San Marcos or placed at locations that are directly linked to tourism to meet the Texas Hotel Occupancy Tax Code requirements. To apply for the grants or for more information, businesses may contact the Main Street Program office.
Acceptable Uses for Co-Marketing Fund (Approval is Not Guaranteed)
- Billboards located outside the City Limits
- Regional magazines
- Targeted web and social media/Facebook advertisements
- Television and Radio Commercials
- Video Production
Design Assistance Through Texas Historical Commission
The Texas Main Street Program provides design assistance to official Main Street cities. These services are offered to individual building and business owners within the designated Main Street District at no charge. Services provided range from facade rendering to Investment Tax Credit Assistance. Businesses may contact the Main Street Program office to apply.
Economic Development Assistance Through Texas Historical Commission
The Main Street Program of the Texas Historical Commission provides economic development assistance to participating Main Street cities. These services are offered to building and property owners as well as developers exploring investment opportunities within the designated Main Street District at no charge. Services range from SWOT analysis to Economic Impact Studies. Businesses may contact the Main Street Program office to apply.
Recruiting and Retaining Talent
Looking to recruit Texas State University talent into your business or organization or looking to put yourself out there as an employee? Click here.
Keep San Marcos Beautiful's graffiti techs work hard to remove all graffiti on public property using specialized environmentally safe sprays and color-matched paints. Non-permitted flyer and sticker removal is also a task of our Graffiti Techs. If you need help removing graffiti from your privately owned building we can help. Contact us for more info! You can also help us keep downtown looking good by using the SMTX Connect app.