Roanoke launches second round of business stimulus program

Roanoke City Council approved an agreement May 12 to provide funding for the Roanoke Stimulus Grant Program, which will contribute up to $200,000 to help keep businesses running “through a time of social distancing,” city officials said. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
Roanoke City Council approved an agreement May 12 to provide funding for the Roanoke Stimulus Grant Program, which will contribute up to $200,000 to help keep businesses running “through a time of social distancing,” city officials said. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

Roanoke City Council approved an agreement May 12 to provide funding for the Roanoke Stimulus Grant Program, which will contribute up to $200,000 to help keep businesses running “through a time of social distancing,” city officials said. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)

The second phase of the city of Roanoke and the Roanoke Economic and Industrial Development Corp.'s stimulus program is underway as of Oct. 23.

The stimulus program is Roanoke's local economic development program to reduce economic strain on local businesses resulting the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 1 of the program was completed June 30. The results from the first phase included a total of $147,000 distributed to 63 qualified Roanoke businesses.


Phase 2 of the program will allow residents to provide direct support to businesses in Roanoke and in ZIP code 76262 in multiple ways. The Sip, Snack & Shop Gift Tour will tie in with the city's upcoming holiday tour Nov. 28. Tickets will allow the bearer to visit different locations to pick up a free gift as well as to enjoy treats and drinks. All event proceeds will benefit Roanoke VFW Post 5074. Tickets cost $25.

The second option, which involves shopping vouchers for local businesses, is currently sold out.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the city of Roanoke's website.
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot cup of tea.


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