Jun 24 2003

Graham Announces an $88,000 Grant to Aid Small Businesses in Georgetown

WASHINGTON- U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded an $88,000 grant to the Five Rivers Community Development Corporation in Georgetown. Georgetown is located in the 1st Congressional District of U.S. Representative Henry Brown. The funds will be used to continue the development of a training and technical assistance program for small and emerging businesses and entrepreneurs in Georgetown. Technical assistance will include money management, economic equality, and building financial assets. In addition, a trade association of Georgetown County will be developed to assist with various marketing strategies. “This is a great investment in the future of Georgetown and South Carolina,” said Graham. “The jobs created by this project and the success of these new business ventures will increase the attractiveness of this area to other companies and encourage future economic development.”