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The people of Lincoln County, Georgia are proud of their community and its rich heritage. We are a friendly community and we welcome those who want to share our way of life. Lincoln County is rural living at its best - simple and unpretentious, yet progressive with an energetic sense of adventure. Whether your business is relocating or expanding, you will find Lincoln County's quality of life makes our community a unique place to live and work.

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2021 Business Incubator Grant Program | November 18, 2021

(Lincolnton, GA) The Lincoln County Development Authority today announced the availability of limited business incubator grants for the 2021 calendar year. This year’s program is open to both new and existing businesses.

The goal is to help increase jobs and sales tax revenues within the county over current levels. Previous Development Authority grants were available for strictly new business startups, while the 2021 program is also open to expanding operations for existing businesses. Applications will be accepted through January 31, 2021. Funds are limited and will be awarded on a competitive basis as judged by the Development Authority Credit Committee with emphasis on jobs and tax revenues projected.

Applications are available at the Development Authority office at 112 N. Washington Street, or as a download. For more information contact Executive Director John Stone at (706) 359-7970, or

Historic Clarks Hill Resort holds Reopening Ceremonies with GA Department of Community Affairs

(LINCOLNTON, GA) – The 60-year old Soap Creek Marina and Resort will officially reopen this Thursday at noon headlined by Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Georgia Rural Jobs Act (GARJA) Program Manager Holly Hunt, thanks to $1 million in re-development funding through the Act. The unique “Soap Creek Project” includes both restoration of the resort and a nearby factory for boat manufacturing and distribution by Apex Marine of St. Louis, Michigan. The Project is currently featured by DCA as a statewide model of rural job development in County Government Magazine.

WHAT: Reopening of Soap Creek Resort with GARJA Funding

WHO: GARJA Program Manager Holly Hunt, local elected officials, Apex Marine, WillieMacs Restaurant, Enhanced Capital of Virginia

WHEN: Thursday, September 12, 12 NOON. WHERE: 3000 Soap Creek Lodge Road, Lincolnton, GA

For more information: Lincoln County Development Authority (706) 359-7970 Soap Creek Marina – (706) 359-4100 GA DCA – (404) 679-4840;

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The dream of owning a small- town business could become a reality under an innovative small business incubator grant program offered by the Lincoln County Development Authority.
"Everyone in our community wants to see our downtown and other areas revitalized with old closed buildings renovated and reopened, and this program is designed to do just that," says Development Authority Chair­man Guil Mattison. "Even more importantly, this is offered en­tirely by the Lincoln County De­velopment Authority.

Applications are available at the Development Authority office at 112 North Washington Street or links below.

Business Incubator Grant Letter


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