They also realize that over 70 percent of all new jobs created in
America are offered by small business, and not big industry, as
many people tend to think.
Economic development is a high priority in
America today because without new businesses, jobs will not be
created, and without new jobs, no tax-base growth can be achieved.
As a result, the states are providing millions of dollars in grant
money for business development services and expert assistance to
any individual who would like to improve or expand a business.
Amazingly, most people have never even heard
of the millions of dollars that are available from the states.
Although money is waiting for the asking through economic
development programs, getting that message to the public has not
been very easy.
The main application criteria is that you
must reside within the state which awards the money. But remember,
many states offer different programs, so if you are willing to
relocate to start a successful business, it may be in your best
interest to consider moving to another state.
There are many types of grant money programs
offered in each of the states, and new programs are being offered
every year. If there currently is not a program that meets your
needs, let agency officials and your state legislators know.
particular need becomes evident, they may create a program for it.
Remember, politicians want you to succeed because it is their best
insurance at election time.
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