Economic Development Department

  1. 3rd Round of Loans for Local Small Businesses & Non-Profits with 1-20 Employees Open June 7-18, 2021

    Applications for Round 3 of JDA loans will open at 8:30 AM on Monday, June 7, 2021. The deadline is Friday, June 18. The loans are targeted to small businesses and 501c(3) non-profits with 1-20 employees physically located in Athens-Clarke County. Read on...
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The Athens-Clarke County Economic Development Department was established by ordinance of the Mayor and Commission on February 5, 2013. 

The purpose is to be the primary point of contact for industries, large commercial developments, site location consultants, and state economic development organizations interested in developing, expanding, or locating new or expanded businesses in Athens-Clarke County.

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