Local shopping has never been more important. Local retailers have gone above and beyond to meet the needs and wants of local consumers. New customers are being connected to local businesses, and existing customers are happy to be shopping and supporting local.
Is there a product or service that is not easily available in our local economy that you would like to introduce in your business? Maybe it’s men’s clothing, maybe it’s sporting goods line, or maybe it’s children’s toys. These are just some off the examples from the research and data collected in Jefferson that represents some of the wants and needs of the community members.
The goal of this mini-grant is to help take some of the financial fear away from introducing a new product. This grant program is to assist business owners in Jefferson financially to diversify and grow product lines based on ESRI data and demand of product. While we know that every single product cannot be available locally, we want to assist in providing the products and services that we can in our community. It is important that we invest in YOU, our local businessperson.
This application is available to existing businesses who have been in business for at least one year. It is a grant for up to $750 that requires at least a one to one match. This is a project of the Economic Vitality Team that meets the 2nd Thursday of every month to review applications.
Click this link for a pdf application: Existing Business Growth Mini-Grant Application updated 2023.
Application as a Word document: Existing Business Growth Mini-Grant 2023 Word