Highland County EDA Awards Incentive Grants
The Highland County Economic Development Authority has awarded Incentive Grants to four Highland County businesses. The total amount of the grant awards is $17,496.
There were nine applicants this year and the following received grants to support their businesses:
Cabin Critter Designs, Karen Milnes, was awarded $4,996 for materials, software, and equipment purchases for expansion.
Pearl’s Pizza, LLC, Michael Farrell, was awarded $2,500 for materials to complete a trailer project for the mobile brick oven.
Jenny Wren Gatherings, LLC, Jennifer Warner Cox, was awarded $5,000 for labor and materials to complete a gathering space, do build out of a kitchen, and remodel a bathroom.
Hiner Town Trout Fishing, Ruth and Carl Hiner, was awarded $5,000 for the purchase of a storage building and to run electric and water to the building.
The Highland County budget included $15,000 for the EDA Incentive Grants. This year, the EDA requested an additional $2,500 for the grants in order to fund the top four applications. The Board of Supervisors approved the additional $2,500, to come from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Program.