Small Business Investment Grant Program (SBIG)
The Gaston County Board of Commissioners has supported economic development for more than twenty years with an emphasis on tax base development, employer diversification and job creation. The Commission recognizes the need to provide programs and financial support to strengthen and diversify the County’s economy, to attract new investment and encourage existing businesses to expand and reinvest in their existing operations.
2013 Small Business Investment Grant
If a new or existing business has made investments in business personal property and/or real property during the 2013 Calendar Year and if those investments increase the net taxable value of the business by at least $10,000 but less than $1,000,000, the Business may qualify for the Small Business Investment Grant. For more detailed information, please click on the 2013 Small Biz Grant Brochure and/or the 2013 Small Biz Grant Application links below. Small Biz Grant Brochure 2013 SBIG Application
2014 Small Business Investment Grant
The Board of Commissioners re-authorized the Small Business Investment Grant for 2014 for the acquisition of business personal property and/or real property made during the 2014 Calendar Year. The application for the 2014 Small Business Investment Grant will be available beginning in January 2015. The application for the 2014 Grant may be filed anytime between January 2, 2015 and April 15, 2015.