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How We Help Startups & Local Expansions

  • Site selection- finding the right space to meet your business’s unique needs in the Golden Isles

  • Development support- help your business navigate through the county and state’s development process, permits and other requirements to start or expand

  • Funding tools- identify incentives, grants or loans that your business may qualify for

  • Resource partners- strategic introductions to resources to support your businesses success (business planning, workforce development, networking, etc.)

  • Tell your story- we like to brag about our local business community and can help share your good news of openings, expansions, and related news

Snapshot of Startup Community

Educational workshops – Our partners host monthly and special programs and workshops to provide skills and knowledge for a growing businesses needs

Expansion Support- Glynn County funds initatives like the Revolving Loan Fund and Share the Future Grants to help our businesses grow to meet demand.

Entrepreneurship Culture- Local and state programs like Small Business of the Month or Georgia Stars recongize the importance and value that entrepreneurs and small businesses have in our communities.

“Businesses are also started by people who are passionate about what they do. 1 Million Cups-Brunswick is a place they can come once a month to talk about that. The big picture is to create a culture of entrepreneurs and mentors that simply meet and talk about problems. This is an important component of our local entrepreneurial ecosystem.” ~ Skip Mounts, Dean, School of Business and Public Management College of Coastal Georgia

“It’s been incredible to see the growth of our boutique manufacturing in Brunswick. There are so many great things made right here in our community on both a small and large scale of production. Helping these businesses identify opportunities like revolving loan fund to grow has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. ” Sherri Pruitt, Existing Business Coordinator, Brunswick & Glynn County Development Authority

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net new jobs

Employment. Small Businesses in Georgia created 73,251 net jobs in 2015 (Source: SUSB)

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minority-owned businesses

Georgia is serious about diversity.  The Minority Business Development Agency provides business and techinal assistance to help MBEs make a long-term impact

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small business exporters

International Trade. A total of 14,369 companies exported goods from Georgia in 2015. Of these, 12,667, or 88.2%, were small firms; they generated 28.9% of Georgia’s $35.6 billion in total exports.

Sherri Pruitt, Existing Business Coordinator 

Talk to me about your local business

I am here and ready to provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about expanding in the Golden Isles.

Contact me to see how I can help >>

877.265.6629 | sherripruitt@bwkeda.com