Businesses

The Chamber supports local businesses through the sharing of information. They also offer general information about what is happening in Cherokee County's business environment through statistics and demographic measurements. The Chamber encourages you to shop local as many of the local businesses support our schools, civic and community programs and events.

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  • Cherokee County Industrial Development Authority
  • From its key location in the South – almost equally-distanced between Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga – to its Enterprise Zone designation, Cherokee County has a lot of advantages to offer businesses. Advantages like more tax incentives, lower business costs, customized workforce training programs, and a readily available workforce. Add all of this to a beautiful setting in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, and you have a place that is not only great for living, but is great for business too. See for yourself, why Cherokee County is a natural advantage.

    • East Alabama Works
    • AlabamaWorks stands for opportunity, innovation, accountability and inclusion with the vision of a better future for Alabama in which communities, business, and industry are supported in a collaborative process to build prosperity through the opportunity of meaningful work and a growing economy. Our mission is to recruit, train, and empower a highly skilled workforce driven by business and industry needs and to be the competitive advantage for Alabama’s economic growth. Whether you’re an employer, a job seeker or a student, AlabamaWorks is the springboard for your success and promises to provide profitability and economic growth by creating opportunities for success and an improved quality of life for Alabamians.

      • USDA Rural Energy for America Program
      • USDA is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in rural America. Through programs, they help rural Americans in many ways.

        • EARPDC Revolving Loan Fund
        • The RLF Program administered by the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission (EARPDC) provides gap financing for business and industry to stimulate economic development. The Program’s primary goal is to reduce unemployment and create new jobs.

          • Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center
          • Since its beginning in 1981, the JSU SBDC has contributed to the economic vitality of Alabama by helping generate sales and jobs for Alabama businesses. The SBDC is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a resource entrepreneurs can turn to for assistance. One-on-One Business Counseling is held the first Tuesday of each month at the Cherokee County Chamber office with JSU SBDC. Call 256-927-8455 for appointment

          • JSU CED Economic Report
          • The Center for Economic Development at JSU concentrates on providing specialized assistance to business and government. Examples of services provided include economic impact studies, customer perception surveys and analysis, human resources consulting (including wage and job description analysis), retail market analysis, project feasibility analysis. In addition to the Center's consultants, the faculty is involved in providing expertise to area businesses and governments.

             

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