Dalton-Whitfield County Joint Development Authority | 100 S. Hamilton St | Dalton, GA 30720 | P: 706-278-7373 | F: 706-226-8739 E: EDinfo@daltonchamber.org
Resources

Resources

Business Counseling and Assistance

Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce The Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization that serves over 1000 small and large businesses in the greater Dalton area. The Chamber has many networking and marketing events to assist large and small businesses.

Downtown Dalton Development Authority The Downtown Dalton Development Authority is responsible for the development and promotion of trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities within Dalton's Downtown area.

Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) The SBDC provides small business (500 employees or less) services at no charge to businesses in Northwest Georgia. Classes are also offered periodically on a variety of topics.

Dalton State College Wright School of Business Dalton State offers academic programs that bridge theory and practice in a challenging, interactive, small school learning environment. The School is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, an accomplishment that only 20% of business schools in the country and only 5% internationally have achieved.

Georgia Tech Economic Development Institute The Economic Development Institute provide support for emerging technology companies, with assistance on research, commercialization and technology transfer.

SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) Counseling for entrepreneur education and formation, growth and success of small businesses. SCORE is a partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

 

State Resources

Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) The Georgia Department of Economic Development is the state's sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment, encouraging the expansion of existing industry and small businesses and developing new domestic and international markets.

 

Workforce Development

Quick Start Quick Start is Georgia's internationally acclaimed program providing customized training free-of-charge to qualified new, expanding and existing businesses.

 

Funding Assistance

Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) ACE is an SBA Microloan Intermediary and certified Community Development Financial Institution that provides loans up to $35,000 to be used for the expansion of an existing business or for the creation of a start-up business. In addition, the funds may be used for working capital as well as for the purchase of equipment or inventory.

One Georgia From land acquisition, infrastructure development, airport enhancements and broadband creation to machinery purchases, business relocation assistance and entrepreneur support, OneGeorgia provides grants and loans for these economic development activities to qualified applicants.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) The USDA works to promote a dynamic business environment in rural America and offers financial assistance in the form of business loans and grants. Recipients of these programs may include individuals, corporations, partnerships, cooperatives, public bodies, nonprofit corporations, Indian tribes, and private companies.


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