Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority Board approves first Share the Future Grant projects of the fiscal year 2019-2020
The Board of Governors approve two grants to help existing businesses in Glynn County, GA
Brunswick, GA October 1, 2019— The Board of Governors for the Brunswick and Glynn County Development Authority approved two grants today as part of the Authority’s Share the Future Initiative.
Wayne Johnson, Chairman for the Brunswick-Glynn County Development Authority Board, is excited for the opportunity that this provides growing firms, “Supporting projects with a grant program is one way that the development authority can help local businesses add new jobs and create opportunities for their community.”
The Share the Future Initiative was developed to give local area business access to capital to help grow and promote their business. The following opportunities for support are available to businesses that are incorporated in Glynn County and whose majority owners live in Glynn County. Grant applications are reviewed by the Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority and then a recommendation is made to the Board of Commissions for final approval.
Grants are available to support businesses who are investing in placemaking, innovating (equipment or technology), or storytelling.
Ryan Moore, President of the Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority expressed his gratitude for existing businesses in Glynn County, “Our Share the Future initiative is a unique tool that helps support local businesses who are investing in our community and its people.”
The approved grants today included up to $10,000 for Sundance Tile and Stone and up to $7,500 for Haven Manufacturing.
Sundance is a leader in the manufacture of natural stone shelves and has been a Golden Isles business since 2004. They will be using the funds to help bridge the gaps needed for the equipment in a new facility in Brunswick.
Haven Manufacturing has a thirty-year history in Brunswick, solving industry needs for tube cutting and processing. They will be using the grant to help enhance the exterior of their industrial park location. Their new president Steve Thiry attended the meeting this morning and was encouraged by the program’s support, “It’s great to see a community investing in placemaking”. The placemaking grant requires a dollar-for-dollar match from the business.
Additional information on the Revolving Loan Fund can be found at https://georgiasgoldenopportunity.com/share-the-future-grant-2020/