Athens-Clarke County is dedicated to being an entrepreneur friendly location for your small business. To help entrepreneurs be successful we offer two loan programs to start and grow businesses located within the county.
The Growth Fund is our oldest loan program and provides gap financing from $10,000 to $150,000. Our newest program is the Green Business loan fund. This program assists businesses in becoming more energy efficient or in implementing eco-friendly products or services into their business. Loans with this program range from $1,000 to $50,000.
To date, these loan programs have assisted 18 area small businesses and created 74 jobs.