Agency / Department: Wilkes County Economic Development Corp.
Resource: Small Business Recovery Program & Business Assistance Marketing Program
Details: Wilkes Economic Development Corp announced two grant programs to help small local businesses hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic and related mandated closures.
– The Wilkes Small Business Recovery Program will provide grants of $2,000 each to businesses, primarily retail and service establishments. This includes businesses serving food. It’s for businesses with two to 15 employees.
– Through the Wilkes Business Assistance Marketing Program, companies without a website or strong social media presence will be awarded up to $500 each to help them become established online. It’s for businesses with 15 or fewer employees.