U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross today announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $2.6 million in grants to support business development in Georgia.
“The Trump Administration is committed to stimulating job growth in communities across the country,” said Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. “These projects will ensure that Georgia’s small businesses have the resources they need to grow and thrive.”
The grants announced today include:
- $1.86 million to the Moultrie Colquitt County Development Authority of Moultrie, Georgia, to help build a business incubator at the Citizens Business Park that will provide affordable office space and a quality product development area to help small businesses in the region grow. According to the grantee, the project is expected to help create 60 jobs and spur $2 million in private investment in the first three years. The project was made possible by the regional planning efforts led by the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission. EDA funds the Southwest Georgia Regional Commission to bring together the public and private sectors to create an economic development roadmap to strengthen the regional economy, support capital investment and create jobs.