Cordele-- The city of Cordele could soon see an economic boom thanks to a new development grant.
The Cordele-Crisp Chamber of Commerce will get $99,999 from the USDA Rural Development program. The money will help expand small businesses and bring new businesses to the area. More than 20 new small businesses could employ up to 50 people. Getting the grant took hard work but city leaders say it will work wonders.
"We're going to be trying to develop entrepeneurs and that's something that we've never really focused on so hopefully it will exceed our expectations," says Chamber of Commerce President Monica Simmons.
The money will also be used to hire a small business developer who will help expand existing businesses and attract new ones to the area.