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RELEASE: Montgomery County Business Development Center Announces Awardees Of Microenterprise Grant Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 15, 2024
Contact: Andrew Santillo, asantillo@co.montgomery.ny.us, (518) 853-8334

MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNOUNCES
AWARDEES OF MICROENTERPRISE GRANT PROGRAM
Sixteen Local Small Businesses Awarded With Grant Funding From County

(FONDA, NY) — The Montgomery County Business Development Center is thrilled to announce the recipients of this year’s Montgomery County Microenterprise Grant Program (MCMGP). After a competitive review of 48 applications, 16 deserving small businesses have been selected to receive funding, each awarded anywhere from $5,000-$35,000, to foster growth and development within our vibrant community.

The MCMGP is designed to support the backbone of our local economy — small businesses with five or fewer employees, including the owner. This initiative, not only aims to provide financial assistance, but also to stimulate economic growth, create jobs, and encourage business innovation in Montgomery County. This year’s selection process underscored the program’s commitment to supporting a wide array of businesses, from agricultural and retail to hospitality and more, ensuring a comprehensive countywide impact.

“We are incredibly proud to support our small business community through the MCMGP. These grants are a testament to the strength and resilience of our small businesses and their contributions to the economic vitality of Montgomery County,” said Montgomery County Executive Matthew Ossenfort. “Investing in these businesses is an investment in our future, and we look forward to seeing how each awardee utilizes this opportunity to grow and thrive.”

Economic Development Director Ken Rose added, “The selection process was highly competitive this year, reflecting the exceptional quality of businesses we have in our county. We’re excited to announce that the awardees represent a diverse cross-section of Montgomery County’s business landscape, including agriculture, retail, hospitality, and more. This diversity is not just a testament to the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit across our county, but also our commitment to supporting a broad spectrum of industries. These grants are a key part of our strategy to nurture small businesses, which are the cornerstone of our local economy.”

“Seeing such a wide range of businesses, from every corner of Montgomery County, receive this crucial funding is incredibly rewarding. It’s a clear indication that our local economy is not only diverse but also dynamic and growing. These grants will empower our small business owners to innovate, expand, and contribute even more significantly to our communities,” said Legislator Robert A. Purtell, Economic Development & Planning Committee Chairman.

The 2024 MCMGP Awardees are:

  1. Industrial Acropolis
  2. Lovin Mama Farm
  3. Lyons Farm Homestead
  4. Bowterra Farm
  5. Fieldridge Farm
  6. Thermal Pups
  7. Scotland Farms Country Store
  8. Rich’s Auto
  9. Dellavale Farm
  10. Mingos Moving
  11. Warrior Performance Group
  12. Rosito’s Bakery
  13. Lyon Street Bar & Grill
  14. Sunny Hunny Farm
  15. Bittersweet Crop Farm
  16. Sleep Forest Bakery

The Montgomery County Business Development Center extends its heartfelt congratulations to all the awardees and expresses its gratitude to all applicants for their interest and efforts. This year’s MCMGP has once again highlighted the innovative spirit and determination of our small business sector.

For more information on the MCMGP, future grant opportunities, and resources for businesses, please visit MontgomeryCountyWorks.com or contact the office at 518-853-8334.

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ABOUT MCBDC
Montgomery County Business Development Center (MCBDC) provides professional economic development assistance to businesses interested in expanding or relocating to Montgomery County. It offers real estate solutions, financial assistance and incentives, as well as business development and technical assistance. MCBDC acts as the county’s Department of Economic Development, & Planning, the Industrial Development Agency, and Capital Resource Corporation. To learn more visit www.MontgomeryCountyWorks.org.

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