Dubois Strong was recently approved for a $99,999 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Enterprise Grant. The grant funding was secured with the help of the Area 15 Regional Planning District. Dubois Strong was required to provide $20,001 in matching funds.
The USDA grant dollars will be used to fund the Dubois Strong Enterprise Loan Fund (ELF). The loan program is designed to support both retention and expansion of existing business as well as the creation of new business opportunities in Dubois County. Eligibility for the loan program is limited to businesses located within Dubois County.
Dubois Strong works with small business start-ups and existing businesses. Dubois Strong also partners with the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) in Bloomington. Loan qualification information and applications are available from Dubois Strong. ISBDC provides variety of business mentoring services including business plan preparation and marketing.
For more information about Dubois Strong and the Enterprise Loan program call 812-482-9650 or visit their website at: www.duboisstrong.com
Dubois Strong is Dubois County, Indiana’s lead economic development organization whose main focus is workforce population growth, complementary business attraction, and the support of new start-ups. Ed Cole is the President of Dubois Strong. For additional information about Dubois Strong, including how to become an investor, please visit, duboisstrong.com or phone 812-482-9650. The Dubois Strong office is located at Vincennes University Jasper, 961 College Avenue.