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Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation (4B) facilitates job creation in these areas:

  • Commercial Business
  • Restaurant
  • Retail
  • Small Business Development
  • Medical and Dental Providers
  • Hotels and Event Centers
  • Quality of Life -- parks, arts, and events as well as grants to improve the beauty and safety of the community.

News about the Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation:

Accepting Applications to fill One Vacant, Unexpired Term

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Volunteer Opportunity Community & Economic Development (VACED) Board of Directors – OPEN POSITION. Accepting applications to fill one vacant, expired term. The place must be filled by a resident of the City, Grayson County, or reside within 10 miles of the City’s boundaries in Collin County. Applications will be accepted until March 12, 2021. Apply today by clicking the link below or by visiting the City of Van Alstyne’s webpage. Here is the application on the City of Van Alstyne’s Website.

New Community & Economic Development Website offers One-Stop Shop

In September of 2020, the 4A (EDC) and 4B (CDC) corporations’ websites were combined into this one —¬† The 4A (EDC) and 4B (CDC) corporations are still separate entities. However, to make it one-stop shopping for business owners wanting to come to Van Alstyne we have brought them both under one banner – Van Alstyne Community & Economic Development. New Site Features and Resources: Brand new, updated CDC Grant Packets and Applications. A Demographic Dashboard that will help you learn more about the area, our population, and our industries. A new map and a new survey for Cold Springs Industrial…

New CDC Grant Packet and Applications Available online

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The Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation has updated our grant application packet and applications. We encourage local businesses to check them out on our website’s Grants page. The goal of the VACED Grant Program is to strengthen Van Alstyne, improve safety, and make the community more aesthetically appealing for residents and visitors. We aim to promote economic development, revitalize our existing commercial areas, and increase property values. Improvements by existing businesses may act as a catalyst for widespread revitalization throughout our community.¬†Only properties within the Van Alstyne city limits are eligible. Three types of grants are available through the CDC:…

CDC Assists Food Truck Park

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The Van Alstyne Community Development Corporation helps fund projects for local business, whether to help them locate in Van Alstyne or just grow their business once they are here. VACDC’s Tiffany Chartier plants a sign at one of the CDC’s latest projects, the laying of gravel at the food truck park located at Waco St. and Van Alstyne Parkway.

Council Approves 2019 Community Development Capital Improvement Program

The Van Alstyne City Council approved the CDC’s annual Community Development Capital Improvement Program presentation in December 2019. The presentation covers our 17 major parks improvements, facade and community improvement programs and more current and future projects supporting Van Alstyne’s events, tourism and business development. The current and past Community Development Capital Improvement Program presentations are located at the CDC Capital Improvement Program page.