Main Street Texarkana is a catalyst for developing ideas, resources, and collaborations. While very little money exists for purchase/restorations/renovations, we CAN call on BOTH states for teams of professionals to assist business developers with
- Interior Design
- Exterior Design
- Business Plans
- Financing Alternatives.
These services are FREE and available to current owners and/or prospects.
OTHER MST SERVICES:
- Small matching grant pool for façade improvements from Main Street Arkansas
- Matching grant funds through the City of Texarkana TX for façade improvements based on economic development (increase tax base and create jobs)
- Revolving Loan Fund to help developers with gap financing – the amount between what the bank will loan and the business can personally commit. Loans are available for both sides of town at 4% interest for 7 years.
- Access to both Texas and Arkansas Small Business Development Centers which can provide business plan support, suggest alternative financing, and more
- Access to financial institutions for workshops, business plans, mentoring, and specialized assistance
- Data base of available properties
- Links to appropriate websites for additional assistance (local and state)
- Texarkana City Guide with information on Downtown as well as around the city including a basic directory of services in the twin cities. It is used by the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce as a Re-location Guide and a Visitor’s Guide, by hotel properties, and by other local and regional entities to showcase what Texarkana has to offer. The Guide is supported by advertising and is FREE to consumers.
Main Street Texarkana also sponsors various events:
- Annual Christmas Parade – First Monday of each December
- Dressed up Dachshund Derby
- Black Tie Bingo
- Business education seminars and workshops
- Continuing education seminars and workshops
Sponsors are always welcome since all of these activities generate maximum publicity.
Programs of MST continue to evolve based on wants and needs expressed through emails, telephone calls, and personal visits. Contact the Executive Director at 903.792.7191 or 903.278-6441; 819 N. State Line Avenue in the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce. To contact us, please Click Here.