Bellville Economic Development Corporation
On May 2, 1998 the voters of Bellville elected to adopt an additional sales tax under Section 4B of the Development Corporation Act of 1979. The City began collecting the additional sales tax on October 1, 1998.  Section 4B provides cities with specified options for use of the tax revenue.  As required by State law, the City created the Bellville Economic Development Corporation ("BEDC") and appointed a board of directors to promote economic development within the City of Bellville geographical area.  BEDC has a function to assist businesses within their respective spheres of service to assist in getting started, and also to succeed and grow, helping to develop economic growth for our area.  In addition, BEDC reviews, evaluates, and presents qualified projects to the Bellville City Council for final approval.  Numerous grants have been awarded for various projects.  Grant applications may be obtained at City Hall or in the About Us Incentives & Grants section of our home page.  Please look under "BEDC Grant Program Guidelines, Criteria and Application".

The BEDC meets the 1st Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Bellville City Hall.  For additional information, please call 865-3136.