Project Development

Economic Development

Project Development

Does your community have a project in need of assistance?  

Call us at 706-256-2910 

Staff is available to assist any local government, authority, or business in the development of a project. This includes helping in finding state or federal resources such as tax credits, export or import assistance, and other resources.  

Grant applications are also developed and administered which provide necessary infrastructure such as water, sewer, roads, rail, air, broadband or natural gas. 

These grants are made to local governments and/or development authorities by either state or federal agencies. The purpose of the grants is to provide exactly what the business needs to create and/or retain jobs as well as making a private investment into the project. The result is an increase in the tax base, the creation and retention of jobs, and a business whose bottom line has improved.

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Our Project Development Assistance prioritizes work that falls under the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS). Click HERE for more information our regional CEDS. 

Starting a Business?

Assistance is also available to entrepreneurs seeking to start a business. This includes referrals to the local Small Business Development Center, reviewing business plans, and assisting in finding funding for their start-up. 

Need Help with Tourism?

Tourism is an important part of economic development in this region. Staff will provide assistance to existing and start-up tourism assets such as hotels, museums, restaurants, etc. as well as local convention and visitors’ bureaus and chambers of commerce. 

Contact Us 

For assistance in developing your project, contact Sarah Walls at swalls@rivervalleyrc.org  or 877-819-6348.