Dorchester County Economic Development Announces First-Ever Small Business Awards


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The Dorchester County Economic Development office announces its first Dorchester County Small Business Awards Program.

The program, a part of Dorchesterís strategic plan for economic development, honors excellence in job creation, community service, workforce development and innovation. Eligible nominees include any business or organization serving Dorchester County. Nominations for the program are accepted online until Oct. 31.


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Federal Programs Related to - Community Development, General/Other

Programs that focus broadly on strengthening, unifying and building the economic, cultural, educational and social services of a community or neighborhood and improving the quality of life for all. Community Building; Community Capacity Building; Community Development and Improvement; Community Development Block Grants; Healthy Communities Community Economic Development Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses. Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones

Federal Programs Related to - Small & Minority Business Development Programs

Programs that provide technical assistance, venture capital, loans, loan guarantees or other forms of support: to encourage the establishment and growth of businesses that are owned and operated by individuals or groups who are representative of an ethnic minority, women or another minority population; and for individuals or groups who want to establish or expand the operation of a small business enterprise or venture. Also included are programs that protect the interests of small businesses and assure that they receive a fair share of government purchases, contracts, subcontracts and sales of government property.

Business Assistance Center Services; Business Incubator Programs; Disadvantaged Business Development; Entrepreneurial Training; Government Contract Procurement Assistance; Minority Business Loans; Minority Owned Business Development; Minority Vendor Certification; Small Business Counseling; SBA Loans; Small Business Administration Loans; Small Business Loans; Women Owned Business Development

Federal Programs Related to - Community Economic Development

Programs that provide technical assistance and funds to help communities retain and recycle income within the community by investing in the development of local institutions and businesses.

Business Growth; Business Loans; Economic Growth; Economic Transformation; Real Estate Organizations; Socioeconomic Development; Technology Transfer; Transfer of Technology; Urban Enterprise Zones





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