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Business Investment Grants


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.

2017 Small Business Investment Grant (SBIG)
If a new or existing business has made investments in business personal property and/or real property during the 2017 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 2017 Small Business Grant Brochure and Application link below.  The application for the 2017 grant may be filed anytime between January 2, 2018 and April 16, 2018.

Small Business Investment Grant Package

IMPORTANT
2018 Small Business Investment Grant
The Board of Commissioners re-authorized the Small Business Investment Grant for 2018 for the investment in business personal property and/or real property made during the 2018 Calendar Year. The application for the 2018 Small Business Investment Grant will be available beginning in January 2019.

Gaston County (Large) Investment Grant
If a new or existing business has made investments in business personal property and/or real property during the 2017 Calendar Year and if those investments increase the net taxable value of the business by a minimum of $1,000,000, the business may qualify for an Investment Grant. For more detailed information, please click on the Large Investment Grant Application Package link below.  Applications may be filed anytime between January 2, 2018 and April 16, 2018.

Large Investment Grant Application Package