Beginning Aug. 5, Buckeye’s Economic Development Department will accept applications for the popular Catalyst Program, which helps existing businesses expand, rehabilitate, beautify or enhance their landscaping, or provide public parking or lighting.
The Catalyst Program offers up to $50,000 for each of the existing businesses that qualify. Business owners must also financially contribute to the project. Full details are in the program guide and frequently asked questions.
Reimbursement is provided after the business successfully completes the project and submits the required documentation.
Interested business owners can download and review the detailed program guide and program application from the city of Buckeye’s Economic Development website, GrowBuckeye.com.
In the last four years, 27 businesses throughout the city took advantage of this program.
Snap Fitness owner, Lorenzo Suozzi says after participating in the program, “Without the city’s Catalyst Program, we would not have completed our project. We hope our remodeled building inspires other businesses to do similar projects throughout the city.”
Buckeye Economic Development Director, David Roderique explains the monies budgeted for the program this year will give qualifying Buckeye businesses the leverage and support they need to improve their place of business, and as a result, provide additional sales tax revenues and job growth for the city.