VGA to award up to $90K in grants

Published 12:09 pm Wednesday, November 15, 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.

“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 a low-interest revolving loan funds, building lease rebates, local and regional business mentoring and other local incentives to be announced.