State Funding Awarded for Startups in Rural Virginia

Small business financing

COVINGTON, VA (August 17, 2018) - Governor Ralph Northam allocated Community Business Launch awards of $45,000 to five towns to fund training and business development support for entrepreneurs in rural southwest Virginia.

A portion of the funds will support The Gauntlet, a business competition modeled after NBC’s Shark Tank to win seed money.

“We look forward to new businesses opening and current businesses expanding throughout these communities that will only enhance the vibrancy and quality of life in each of these downtown districts,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball.

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