Highland EDA 2023 Incentive Grant Recipients Announced
The Highland County Economic Development Authority recently announced the five businesses that will receive grants from the 2023 Incentive Grant Program. Recipients are Susanna’s Confections $4,000, Happy High’s $2,600, Shadowlands Farms $5,000, Laurel Fork Sapsuckers $1,250 and Highland Roots Market $5,000. Nine grant applications were received.
Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 per business are awarded. Applications are reviewed by the Economic Development Authority through a set of scoring criteria.
The Incentive Grant Program encourages the growth of small businesses within Highland County by helping with start-up or expansion costs. The grants are funded by the Board of Supervisors and are awarded by the Economic Development Authority. This year $20,000 was available for the grants and a total of $17,850 was awarded.