Economic Development Programs
The City of Mansfield is excited to announce that we have approved a Restaurant Recruitment Program that is specific to key commercial corridors in our Historic Downtown core. We realize the need to promote and continue to support the redevelopment and revitalization of Historic Downtown Mansfield. After adopting 32 Downtown Development Strategies in June 2020, the City has been working diligently to implement these techniques and promote continued public and private investment in your hometown.
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Mansfield City Council approved the creation of a Restaurant Recruitment Program in April 2021, which lays out funding mechanisms for providing incentives to drinking and dining establishments. If qualified and approved, applicants will be eligible to receive some combination of funding on an annual basis following the issuance of their Certificate of Occupancy. [Click here to learn more... ]
Historic Downtown Mansfield also has a program that can provide for a forgivable business loan specific to the purpose of making restaurant-specific improvements. [Click here to learn more...]
Mansfield City Council approved the Historic Downtown Mansfield Pop-Up Shop and Business Incubator Grant Program in May 2021. This grant program was established to bring together entrepreneurs, artists, makers and small businesses with local property owners to fill vacant spaces and activate Historic Downtown Mansfield. Our downtown is home to unique small businesses, a thriving art community, and create entrepreneurs and we believe that expanding active retail spaces will benefit residents, existing businesses, and visitors alike. The purpose of this program is to cultivate an encouraging environment for entrepreneurs in Historic Downtown. [Click here to read more...]