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Spotlight: Augusta Small Business Loan Fund


Augusta County proudly announces the launch of a Small Business Loan Fund! Augusta County's first-ever loan fund program, this new initiative is aimed at boosting ideas to reality. Born out of the Augusta County Economic Development Authority's enthusiasm to help small business and supported by the Board of Supervisors, the program will be offering loans up to $10,000 for terms of 1-5 years.

Requirements include: Enthusiasm, a completed business plan, and a future or current business located in Augusta County!

The Staunton Creative Community Fund will be administering the program in conjunction with Augusta County. Applications can be found online at www.AugustaVABusiness.com, and interested applicants can contact Augusta County Economic Development with any questions. We will begin accepting applications on May 1.

We believe in small business and support entrepreneurial activity in our growing economy.

As we now proclaim...


Small Business. BIG Plans.


Amanda Glover

Director of Economic Development





inDEMAND-Jobs in the Valley

Building the Valley Workforce Pipeline

WHSV-TV3, in partnership with the Shenandoah Valley Partnership (SVP), has introduced a new marketing initiative. The inDEMAND Jobs campaign will highlight career paths in the Valley that are in high demand, well-paying and don't necessarily require a traditional, 4-year, collegiate education. Please click on the link here or below, and hear Governor Terry McAuliffe and a local Daikin Applied employee share the story.




Valley Career & Technical Center Apprenticeship Program

Valley Career & Technical Center provides apprenticeship-related instruction for Augusta County, Staunton, Waynesboro, and Highland County.  A number of area businesses and industries, both large and small, have invested in this valuable program which is a great way to recruit and train employees. Many skilled and technical trades can easily be made into apprenticeships and Industrial Maintenance Mechanic and Machinist are the two trades most-heavily represented at the Valley Career and Technical Center.

If your company is looking to grow your workforce and work with local students and future employees, contact Apprenticeship Representative Todd Cook today at 540-248-9280, Ext. 25.

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