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Phoenix Foods expanding in Canton

CANTON, Texas (KLTV) – Phoenix Food in an agreement with the Canton Economic Development Corporation will expand its current location. The agreement was approved by the Canton City Council on Tuesday.

Phoenix food has been in business for 15 years making packaged mixes for soups, dinners, dips, and desserts and their success requires expansion beyond the 22,000 square feet in two buildings they occupy.

Julie Seymore, the executive director of the Canton Economic Development Corporation, said she wanted Phoenix Food in Canton “rather than losing them to another city”. Phoenix Food employs 20 full-time employees and 30-50 additional workers during their heavy seasons which lasts for four to six months, which Seymore said is a large number of jobs for her small community.

Phoenix Food’s current address at 1030 Reserve Dr. will add an additional 8,000 square foot warehouse on Industry Dr. beside their current facilities to be leased for ten years. According to the agreement, Phoenix Food will invest $125,000 during the first year of their contract and another $100,000 by the end of year 3, as well as maintain a minimum of 30 full-time-equivalent jobs.

The Canton EDC will reimburse up to $81,000 for capital equipment, racking systems, the finish-out to the new building, and improvements to existing facilities, plus up to $47,000 for the retention and creation of new jobs. Van Zandt County Commissioners also voted to support the expansion project with a $40,000 grant paid through the Canton EDC.

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2021 Winter Storm Federal Resources

ATTENTION LOCAL BUSINESSES: The Canton Economic Development Corporation would like to provide you with some information regarding the recent winter storms.

The Small Business Association Stands Ready to Assist Texas Businesses and Residents Affected by the Severe Winter Storms

What Types of Disaster Loans are Available?
  •  Business Physical Disaster Loans – Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster-damaged property owned by the business, including real estate, inventories, supplies, machinery, and equipment. Businesses of any size are eligible. Private, non-profit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc., are also eligible.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) – Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
  • Home Disaster Loans –  Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.
Resources:

COVID-19 Resources, Information, and Tools

Here at the Canton EDC, we’re here to help you during this crisis. We have put together a comprehensive list of resources, information, and tools available to you during this time. To see all available tools, please click here.

Small Business Association Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here to learn more.

Business & Employer Recommendations from the CDC

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available. Click here to learn more.

Latest Updates and Information on COVID-19

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available. Click here to learn more.

Support Local Businesses

The Canton Visitors Bureau has created a new weblink www.CantonTxEats.com for local restaurants to share their hours of operation and curbside and delivery options.  This will continue in operation even after the pandemic as a local restaurant guide.  If you own or manage a restaurant, please add your information to the site. Click here to learn more.

Success Stories of Canton, TX – Buffalo Street Barbershop

Buffalo Street Barbershop is another of MANY local Canton business success stories! They’re the newest barbershop located in the heart of downtown Canton, TX. You’ll find them nestled within a beautifully renovated building from the 1940s. They offer all types of grooming services for men and boys in a laid-back atmosphere. Watch the video below to learn more about the restoration of their space and more! Visit their website here! To see more local success stories in Canton, head here!

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