BOOST Applications Now Available

October 31, 2019

Downtown Perry’s small businesses may apply for a grant to purchase equipment and eligible supplies. The Perry Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is accepting applications for the tenth round of BOOST grants; applications will be accepted from November 4-22.  Only existing, brick-and-mortar businesses in Perry’s downtown development district are eligible to apply. Applicants may apply for funds to purchase business equipment, eligible interior renovations, façade grants if the applicant owns the property, a security system or professional services.  Grant funds may not be used for payment of salaries, debts, rent, lease, mortgage, rental deposits, utility bills, late payments or fees, alcohol, tobacco, medicine, inventory, or ingredients or components used to produce inventory. Applications must be submitted online on the City of Perry’s Economic Development page and must include quotes and other requested information.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Program information, rules and procedures are available at http://bit.ly/2JxS4Us. Grant announcements will be made in December.  Grants are awarded in $50 increments, with a maximum grant award of $1,000. Sixteen grants totaling nearly $10,000.00 have been awarded to downtown Perry businesses since July 2015. BOOST Downtown Perry is an investment group that provides grant funds to entrepreneurs and owners of small businesses in the district.  The DDA, the economic vitality arm of Perry’s Main Street Program, holds the funds until they are awarded. The BOOST program is always seeking more participants/businesses to assist in funding the BOOST recipients. “If your business is blessed and you are seeking an outlet to help support businesses in Downtown Perry, then we would be happy to add you to our BOOSTer roster.  We welcome and encourage participation from the Perry business community,” says Ashley Hardin, City of Perry Economic Development Director and DDA staff Member. For more information, please contact Perry’s Economic Development Director at (478) 988-2755 or Ashley.Hardin@perry-ga.gov.

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Solicitor voted 15th best company to work for in the US

July 28, 2016

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Perry Brand Is Coming Along!

November 16, 2015

Progress continues on the Perry Branding Initiative, a community-wide effort aimed at differentiating our community, bringing visitors and businesses into Perry, and ensuring we provide the Perry experience that people desire. A collaborative effort on behalf of the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce, Discover Perry, Uptown Perry Partnership, Perry Downtown Development Authority, Perry Area Historical Society, Perry Downtown Merchants Association, Perry Main Street, and the City of Perry, this critical effort will help promote the economic and social vitality in Perry for years to come. Having completed the Research and Analysis phase of the project and working on the creative aspects of our brand, it is becoming increasingly clear as to who we are as a community, what our strengths and weaknesses are, and how we can market ourselves to the rest of the world. Our brand is materializing…and it’s going to be something that we as a community can really be proud of. Remember, a brand is so much more than just a logo or a tagline. Our brand is a reflection of Perry. Who we are, what we eat, the way we welcome people to our community, etc. Perry’s brand is the complete experience of our community and our community’s promise to others. Please stay tuned for more exciting news! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Robert Smith, Economic Development Director with the City of Perry, at (478) 508-1571 or via email at robert.smith@perry-ga.gov.

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Perry Recognized by Expedia as “Comfortable” City

August 13, 2015

The City of Perry was recently recognized by Expedia as one of America’s Most Comfortable Cities. Over 600,000 Expedia guest reviews were analyzed to determine the top cities for comfort across the U.S. These real life opinions on hospitable accommodations routinely influence travelers decisions when looking for new places to visit. The distinction speaks well for our City and shows that guests to our community feel welcome and comfortable. Below you will find the link to the article. https://viewfinder.expedia.com/features/101-most-comfortable-cities-for-travelers

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