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  • Five ARPA Small Business Grants Available

    LEAH LEWIS, Jefferson Local Development Corporation|Mar 15, 2023

    Are you a small business that was operating in Jefferson County in 2020? Those that experienced negative economic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic may qualify for a small business grant. There are still five grants ($2,500 each) that are available until April 1st, 2023. First come first serve basis. Visit Jefferson County’s website at for more information, or contact Leah Lewis at to request an application....

  • Jefferson County Allocates ARPA Funds to Support Small Agricultural Producers

    LEAH LEWIS, Jefferson Local Development Corporation|Sep 7, 2022

    Farming and ranching during the COVID-19 pandemic may have appeared to be “business as usual” with the trusty livestock producer continuing to feed animals and water their crops. However, just below the surface in 2020 was a storm of negative impacts created by the pandemic. Stock market volatility, panic food buying, spiking cases of coronavirus in meat processing centers, and price manipulation by packing plants. For the first time in many decades, grocery store shelves were empty, and “food security” quickly became a topic of concern...