Milledgeville library receives $50K grant for business incubator project
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The Twin Lakes Library System has received a $50,000 grant from the Knight Foundation to create a business incubator in Milledgeville.
Officials hope it will rejuvenate business in the city and keep it downtown.
Milledgeville is working with the Baldwin Co. Chamber of Commerce on the project they say will be a one-stop shop for future entrepreneurs. Essentially, it will provide classes that will teach how to run a business.
The goal is to have it opened by the end of 2018 or early 2019. The building is right next to the library and is currently being renovated.
Stephen Houser, director of Twin Lakes Library System, says this is an effort to retain and bring in talent from Milledgville -- as well as keep business downtown. He adds Milledgeville was affected by the recession and there is much work to be done.
Angie Martin, CEO of Baldwin Co. Chamber of Commerce, says it's important for college students to be able to rebuild their community. She wants to bring in mentors from the area to help lead the way.
There will be no age-limit for students.