Grow a Business
If you are looking to grow your business, Highland can assist you with the means as well as the skills necessary to help you expand. Whether it be training, advising or research, we have access to programs that will help you gain a competitive edge in your industry.
The City of Highland has an incentive program available to assist you when growing your business here. The following resources may also be available:
- Highland Entrepreneurship Program – Business mentoring program for local startup and existing businesses.
- Job Training and Economic Development (JTED) Grant Program assists low-wage, low-skill workers as well as unemployed, disadvantaged individuals learn the skills necessary to secure employment and advance their careers. This program provides grants to not-for-profit community-based organizations (CBOs), which work with small local businesses to train and provide ongoing support.
- Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) provides training programs to economically disadvantaged youth and adults, and to eligible workers who are displaced due to plant closings, layoff or technological changes in their occupation. This program provides employees who are prescreened, responsible, motivated to succeed, and ready and willing to work; thus saving employers the expense of having to advertise and screen applicants.
- Madison County Employment and Training Department provides support through their Business Service Team providing the following services:
- Recruitment Assistance
- Job Fair/Hiring Event Coordination
- Job Tax Credits
- Labor Market Information
- Incumbent Worker and On The Job Training
- Layoff/Plant Closure Support
- Assessment Testing
- Electronic Interviewing
- SCORE – a nonprofit association that provides counseling, mentoring and training for startup businesses as well as small businesses hoping to expand.
For more information contact:
Mark Latham, City Manager