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The Town of James Island recently approved funding for Jumpstart James Island, a program providing low-interest working capital loans thru a partnership with the Charleston Local Development Corporation (LDC), helping small businesses that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. More information to come in the next weeks on how to apply.


Other organizations are providing assistance programs as well - See what other organizations are doing to help our small business community!


Berkeley – Charleston – Dorchester Council of Governments (BCDCOG): The BCDCOG CARES Revolving Loan Fund, through the EDA, is offering award flexibilities in response to the impact of COVID-19 and the need to provide credit quickly and efficiently. Visit​ for more information.


Lowcountry Local First has partnered with local-independent telecom company, Home Telecom, to launch a Small Business Relief Grants program to aid business owners who’ve faced adverse impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Locally-owned and independent businesses headquartered within the Tri-County region can apply for grants of $1,000 or $2,000 to use at their discretion towards business operations. All grants are non-repayable and will require no formal reporting. Applications are now available via the Lowcountry Local First website


For a comprehensive list of available resources, visit the State’s Small Business Association’s website with links and contact information for additional resources.

Posted by Ashley Thursday, September 24, 2020 1:52:00 PM Categories: priority

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