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EDC Continues Marketing Co-op Grant Program


Apr 20, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Lisa Fultz
Director of Small, Minority & Entrepreneurial Division
Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation
276.403.5940
lfultz@yesmartinsville.com

EDC Continues Marketing Co-op Grant Program

~Local small businesses encouraged to apply for co-op grants~

Martinsville, VA (April 20, 2012) - The Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation's Small, Minority & Entrepreneurial Division has received funding to continue its assistance to small businesses for marketing or website development needs. Funding was provided by the Anonymous Fund of the Martinsville Area Community Foundation.

For-profit, local small businesses with twenty or fewer employees, including affiliate companies, which contribute to the local tax base (Martinsville or Henry County) are encouraged to apply. Awardees must use approved local marketing providers. Awards may be up to $1,200 per business; however, no award shall exceed 50% of the total approved marketing project. Funds may not be used for marketing consulting fees, domain registration or hosting. A detailed marketing plan will be required in addition to a completed application.

"Local small businesses are a major part of the economic vitality of our community. We are delighted to be able to provide grant funding to the EDC from our Anonymous Donor-Advised Fund to help these businesses market their goods and services.", said April Haynes, Director of Martinsville Area Community Foundation.

Grant guidelines and the application are available by contacting Lisa Fultz, Director of the EDC's Small, Minority & Entrepreneurial Division at 276-403-5940 or emailing lfultz@yesmartinsville.com, or online at www.YesMartinsville.com/SmallBusiness.

The mission of the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corporation is to create new job opportunities and expand the tax base for the area. The organization strives to support and develop local industry, as well as market Martinsville-Henry County globally as an exceptional place to live, work and play.

The EDC is a public-private partnership between the City of Martinsville, Henry County, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber of Commerce, the Martinsville-Henry County Chamber's Partnership for Economic Growth (C-PEG) and the Harvest Foundation of the Piedmont.
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