March 2021
Economic Development Newsletter
Relief For Rental and Utilities
The State of Georgia Rental Assistance program is here!

With more than $552 million dollars coming from the US Treasury, up to 15 months of rent and utility bills can be paid on behalf of eligible applicants.

Click here to learn about the program and apply.
Dalton Innovation Accelerator (DIA) Offers Services to Small Businesses
DIA is accepting applications now. Up to four small businesses and entrepreneurs will be selected to take part on-site, and up to 25 will be chosen to take part through virtual incubation.

Lauren Holverson, executive director for DIA explained the process: “Incubation is for start-up companies, less than two years old, as well as entrepreneurs who have an idea but haven’t launched it yet,”

“They can incubate up for 18 months. They get access to our strategic partners — lawyers and other professionals who will provide free or heavily discounted services to them. They get access to all of our workshops for free. Basically, what we are here to do is guide them, so that when they leave the program they have a plan in place. If they don’t have a location, we help them find one.”

For more information click here.
Junior Achievement Discovery Center of Greater Dalton
This 15,000 sq. ft. facility is located on the new campus of Hammond Creek Middle School. The JA Discovery Center of Greater Dalton will expand access to our programming to an additional 13 school districts offering 13,500 middle school students in Northwest Georgia the opportunity to experience their futures. The facility will also provide a unique economics lab where high school students will have the opportunity to participate in additional JA experiences.

For opportunities to engage at the JA Discovery Center of Greater Dalton, please contact Anna Adamson at 423.667.7411.

Click here to learn more.
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Great Resources
Board of Directors

Kevin Harris, Chairman
Bill Davies, Vice Chair
Frank Robertson, Secretary
David Jolly
Bob Kinard
Juan Carlos Ramirez
David Renz   
Carl Campbell, Executive Director
Ali Harp, Project Manager
Anna Kate Sisson, Intern

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