Growing Georgia Together

Accelerating the growth of small and minority-owned businesses for a stronger Georgia.

Connect. Grow. Celebrate.

Minority-owned businesses in Georgia provide over 575,000 jobs to hard-working Georgians and energize the state’s economy. Grow Georgia strives to power these businesses’ growth by connecting them to specialized resources, increasing their partnerships with Fortune 500 firms, and celebrating their success.

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Get Acquainted with Georgia’s SSBCI 2.0

This year Georgia’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) is growing - adding new programs and supported with additional federal funding of nearly $200 million! Since November, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has been busy preparing for the February rollout by attracting new partners and lenders.

The SSBCI is designed to strengthen state lending programs that support small businesses and manufacturers. At a glance, the returning and new programs include:

Learn more about the program, find current local lenders, and more by visiting Community Affairs’ SSBCI 2.0 page or downloading the flyer.

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Small Business, Big Impact



Atlanta Orthopedics

Grow Georgia celebrates diverse founders, businesses, and resources that are impacting their communities in big ways, like Atlanta Orthopedics.

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Arcum - powered by AI and community

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Spending with diverse companies is on the rise

The best source of funding for small business owners is their customers. Across the State, entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to get in front of buyers for their products and services. Including, adding Fortune 500 firms to their customer list.