There are many programs through the City of Liberal that are designed to help with new businesses locating in Liberal and the revitalization of the downtown area. These programs are taken advantage of by many in the community, and have helped many people, according to Economic Development Director Jeff Parsons.
“It’s just a little help we can provide business people,” Parsons said. “There are times when business owners don’t have a ton of money for making improvements, and they all want their businesses to do well and look good, and we can help with that.”
One of the programs Parsons said has gotten particularly heavy use within the past few years is the Facade Improvement Program, through which applicants can receive a 50/50 matching grant of up to $5,000 to make improvements to the front of their business’s building.
(Read more: Liberal Leader & Times)