Is your community a rural area with a population less than 15,000 and a downtown in need of revitalization? The Rural Zone program may assist in your downtown revitalization efforts. The program targets rural downtown areas adversely impacted by local economic conditions and offers economic development incentives in the form of tax credits for investment and job creation within the designated Rural Zone. Up to 10 new Rural Zone communities will be designated in 2019, with applications dues in August 2018.
If this sounds like something that could benefit your community, please consider attending one of the upcoming Rural Zone application writing workshops:
April 10th - Tifton Welcome Center (1:00 - 3:00pm)
504 Main Street S., Tifton, GA 31794
April 11th - Middle Georgia Regional Commission (10am - 12 Noon)
175 Emery Highway, Suite C, Macon, GA 31217
April 19th - Jackson EMC (1:00 - 3:00pm)
85 Spratlin Mill Road, Hull, GA 30646