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E3 small business assistance

Town of Elkin "E3" micro loan funding for small businesses...

The Town of Elkin is working together with the NC Rural Center to offer micro loans to small businesses located in Elkin. The program is called Energizing Elkin Entrepreneurs (also known as "E3"). The first round specifically focuses on downtown businesses, however if you are a business in Elkin outside of the downtown area, please let us know if you are interested. 
The program has been in effect since 2017. Most loans offered by banks may have a minimum requirement that may be more than you need.  If you are looking for smaller loan amounts, then this program will be a good match for your business marketing needs, expansion, inventory, etc. The program also offers a full-service support team for your new venture. Funding can range from $500.00 to $25,000.00. 

To Apply

  • If interested contact the Town of Elkin Economic Development Department:

    Leslie Schlender (Economic Development Director) at 336-258-8907
    Laura Gaylord (Main Street and Community Manager) at 336-258-8908 

Mailing Address

Post Office Box 857 Elkin, North Carolina 28621

Street Address

226 North Bridge Street Elkin, North Carolina 28621

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