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May 1, 2020

Facebook to Award $200,000 to Small Businesses in Rutherford County

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Facebook to Award $200,000 to Small Businesses in Rutherford County

 The Rutherford County Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund
opens to eligible businesses on May 4  

Forest City, NC   May 01 , 2020 — Rutherford County Economic Development and Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Facebook, have announced the Rutherford County Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund to support small businesses in Rutherford County affected by COVID-19. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to provide funding for fixed operational costs. Grant applications will be accepted starting Monday, May 4 at 8:30 a.m. through Friday, May 15 at 5 p.m. The grant will not be on a first come first serve basis meaning all applications submitted during the above timeframe will be reviewed for grant award consideration.  Eligibility guidelines and a link to the application will be available during those same dates at www.facebook.com/RutherfordCoEDC

 “Small businesses are the heart of Rutherford County, and both the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Rutherford County Economic Development are committed to helping our business community during these uncertain times,” said Clark Poole, Director, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. “We are grateful to Facebook that small businesses in our county will be able to receive relief because of their generosity, and we look forward to the positive impact these grants will have on the community.”

 “Forest City is our home, and we are proud to partner with Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Rutherford County Economic Development to support grants for local businesses in the area. We know that small businesses are essential to the local economy, and we hope that these grants will help provide relief to small businesses dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Katie Comer, Community Development Regional Manager, Facebook.


Facebook’s Forest City Data Center joined the Rutherford community when it opened in 2012 and represents a more than $750 million investment in the state of North Carolina.

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