Landrum Council introduces mini-grant opportunity

Published 10:44 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019

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LANDRUM- At the Landrum city council meeting held on Tuesday night, the council introduced and explained a new incentive program for new business owners in Landrum. The new program is what they called the mini-grant program.


Landrum City Manager Rich Caplan explained the new program further by describing it as an incentive for new businesses to open up in Landrum.  

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The plan for the new grant system is for businesses that are opened between July 2019 to June 1, 2020 will have the opportunity to receive up to a thousand dollars to be used towards marketing for the local business, specifically print or radio marketing. 


Along with the grant, membership fees for the Landrum Area Business Association would be waived. Businesses would also receive a credit on their business license for the first year. They would initially pay for it but be reimbursed for it.


The Council also expects businesses to be apart of a scorer program within the first ninety days of its opening in order to receive the mini-grant.


Up to seven new businesses could benefit from this mini-grant program. Currently, $7,000 has been sat aside to fund the program. Half of which is coming from the general fund and the remaining half from the hospitability fund. Using money from both funds allows all types of business to take part in the opportunity. 

By Carson Parnell