Relocate / Expand Your Business

New Businesses

The City of Graham recognizes that business development is necessary and essential to maintaining a healthy local economy. Starting a business in any city is no small task. The following information and documents have been complied in an effort to make the process of starting a business in Graham as easy as possible. For questions on starting a new business here in Graham, please call (940) 549-6006.

  • Commercial Building Permit Package includes:
    • Building Requirements
    • Certificate of Occupancy Information and Application
    • Commercial Submittal Requirements
    • Contractor Registration Form
    • Commercial Building Permit Application
    • Building and Plan Review Fees
  • Certificate of Occupancy Information and Application
  • Fire Code
  • Sign Ordinance

Development Assistance

The Graham Economic Development Partnership offers a wide-range of development assistance opportunities in order to make your business’s transition or expansion to Graham as seamless as possible including:

  • Leasing and or locating properties or buildings
  • Acting as a liaison between prospective businesses and the City of Graham
  • Financial Assistance for qualifying businesses through the Graham Industrial Association, Inc.
  • Acting as a liaison between businesses and local banking institutions to help secure other possible funding
  • Acting as a liaison between businesses and the local college and workforce center to help ensure a properly trained workforce
  • Local Incentives
  • State Incentives

Business Retention and Expansion

The City of Graham prides itself on being the economic hub for this region and has done so through business retention and expansion. We value those businesses that have been invested in the community and know the best way to grow is to assist those who are well established and are rooted here to stay. The Graham Economic Development Partnership continues its dedication to help ensure local businesses succeed and expand by:

  • Leasing and or locating properties or buildings
  • Acting as a liaison between businesses and Midwestern’s Small Business Development Center for creative business solutions
  • Offering financial assistance for qualifying businesses through the Graham Industrial Association, Inc.
  • Acting as a liaison between businesses and local banking institutions to help secure other possible funding