06 Apr 2021

Grants & Funding Opportunities | April 2021

ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development assembles a list of current grants and funding opportunities monthly. We regularly update our blog and will continue to share information about additional funding opportunities.

This month we have included the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Supplemental Document, providing general highlights and information. The U.S. Treasury continues to work on guidance details for the plan at this time.

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16 Mar 2021

Sailfish Boats Manufacturing Headquarters to Expand in Grady County, Create 70 Jobs

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that Sailfish Boats will invest more than $1 million and increase their workforce by more than 30% as they expand their manufacturing headquarters in Grady County. This investment at Sailfish Boats and in Grady County will create 70 jobs in southwest Georgia and results from a sharp increase in customer demand for fishing and recreational boats.

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16 Mar 2021

Georgia Retail Report – 1st Quarter 2021

The past year has seen the retail market transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that many of us could not have imagined. Consumers closed out the last quarter of 2020, spending an astounding 32.1% more online with U.S. merchants than the same period in 2019, according to U.S. Department of Commerce figures. 

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10 Feb 2021

Freshly to Open Their First Southeastern U.S. Facility in Austell, Create 250 Jobs

Governor Brian P. Kemp today announced that fresh-prepared meal delivery service Freshly Inc. is investing $3.2 million in opening a distribution facility in Austell. The company will bring on 150 employees during the initial operating phase and plans to hire at least 250 at the Cobb facility by the end of 2021. The 134,000-square-foot facility will be Freshly’s largest dedicated order-assembly facility to date and will begin operating in mid-February.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome this rapidly growing meal delivery service brand to the Peach State,” said Governor Kemp. 
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