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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Business Assistance Corp. (BAC):
Wyoming BAC gets $300,000 Grant for Microenterprise program to Aid Small Businesses in Wyoming County

The state is giving the Wyoming County Business Assistance Corporation (WCBAC) a $300,000 grant to support its Microenterprise Assistance Program (MAP). The MAP initiative will provide grants to micro-enterprises, businesses with five or fewer employees, throughout the county with an emphasis on companies in both the agribusiness industry and the tourism and hospitality industry.

WCBAC anticipates accepting applications immediately for grant funding in January. Grant awards are anticipated to be made on a rolling, first-come first-served basis as long as funding remains available. Businesses accepted into the MAP initiative will be required to complete an entrepreneurial training class before grant funding is awarded. Women, veteran, and minority-owned business are encouraged to apply.

“We are excited with this new business growth opportunity and encourage startups and existing businesses to apply for this important funding,” said Jim Pierce, WCBAC president. “This funding will be critically important to our small businesses in the agribusiness and hospitality industry recently impacted during the COVID pandemic. It is a great kick start for small businesses at the beginning stages or ready to take the next step toward expanding an existing business.”

Wyoming County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Rebecca Ryan thanked the WCBAC and economic development for working with the county to secure this funding for businesses.

“This Microenterprise Program funding has the real potential to help small businesses in agribusiness and tourism, both growing and vital sectors of the Wyoming County economy,” she said in a press release.

For additional information about the MAP initiative, contact Robin Marschilok, by e-mail at rmarschilok@wycoida.org or by calling (585) 786-3764.
Source: Batavia Daily News

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