The Union County Development Authority recognizes the vital importance of small businesses to our local economy. In fact, small businesses account for more than 99% of all firms in the U.S., employ about half of all private-sector workers and account for 60-80% of all new job creation each year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. 
    So that we may better support our small business owners, Union County participated in a comprehensive process with the Georgia Department of Economic Development to integrate small business assistance strategies into our economic development plan. Having completed the process, Governor Purdue has recognized Union County as an “Entrepreneur Friendly Community”. The Entrepreneur Friendly designation identifies Union County as a community with access to proven support programs and tools such as tax credits, market research, competitive analysis, and web optimization.  
    Additionally, the State’s Supplier Match program helps link small businesses with potential clients and the Department of Economic Development also provides export assistance for Georgia companies of all sizes that wish to market their products abroad. 
    Visit the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Small Business and Innovation Division online to learn more about the Entrepreneur Friendly program and for additional information on Tools for Entrepreneurs and Small Business.

Click here for a printable manual on  How to Start a Business in Union County. 

Click here to learn more about financial and technical assistance available to entrepreneurs in Union  County
with this printable brochure