VGA to award up to $90K in grants

Published 12:23 pm Tuesday, November 14, 2017

KEYSVILLE — Entrepreneurs, new business startups and existing business owners are invited to participate in Virginia Growth Alliance’s 2018 Regional Business Competition, “Growing

Entrepreneurs Together (G.E.T.).”

According to a press release, the G.E.T. business competition is designed to cultivate local economic development by inspiring and supporting local entrepreneurs and existing businesses with a desire to expand in the VGA towns of Clarksville, South Hill and the city of Emporia.

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“The competition will give rise to many budding entrepreneurs and expanding businesses that have been prepared through a free six-week boot camp-style workshop series provided by the experts at the Longwood Small Business Development Center (LSBDC),” officials said in the release.

Multiple winners will be awarded prizes that range from $5,000 to $30,000. Additionally, winners could receive other benefits that include access to low-interest revolving loan funds, building lease rebates, local and regional business mentoring and other local incentives to be announced.