CONTACT US: 334-443-2000

Business Assistance

Companies can apply for grants, loans, and other assistance programs available through federal, state, and local government sources. Additional programs are funded by private providers, such as local foundations. Assistance may be available to municipalities to be used for site preparation, infrastructure projects, and project financing. For more information about the available assistance programs in Ozark-Dale County, contact the ODEC office at (334) 443-2000.

Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)

  • Administered by local economic development organizations
  • Available for qualifying new and expanding companies
  • Can be used for land, building, and equipment purchases
  • Have lower interest rates and offer tax benefits

USDA Rural Development

The USDA provides business assistance programs, including grants and loans for those companies looking to develop in rural areas. More information about these programs, including grant and loan information, can be found on the USDA Rural Development – Alabama website.

Revolving Loan Funds

  • Regional program
  • Provides gap financing for qualifying new and expanding industries that are creating new permanent jobs
  • Can be used for land, building, and equipment purchases, as well as working capital

Site & Infrastructure Assistance

Local municipalities are willing and able to apply for site preparation and infrastructure grants to assist new and expanding companies in Alabama.

  • Industrial Development Grant Program (Site Preparation)
    • Used for land and labor surveys, site preparation, and road construction projects
    • Based on amount of capital investment
  • Alabama Infrastructure Grant Program
    • Used to improve infrastructure on a site
  • Alabama Industrial Access Road and Bridge Program
    • Used to create industrial access to a site
    • Includes construction of roads and bridges
  • Grants from Alabama Department of Economic and Affairs

Certified Capital Company Program (CAPCO)

  • Open to qualifying businesses that are headquartered in Alabama or are moving their headquarters to the state
  • Administered by the Alabama Department of Commerce and provides alternative funding to conventional bank financing
  • More information about this program can be found on the Made In Alabama website.

Small Business Assistance

The Ozark-Dale Economic Development Corporation provides assistance to small businesses in the following ways:

  • Business Planning
  • Marketing
  • Financial Resources
  • Location Assistance

For more information about how to take advantage of our Small Business Assistance Program, please contact us.

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3269 South US Highway 231
Ozark, AL 36360
(334) 443-2000
info@odedc.com


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