Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business in DeKalb

Decide DeKalb is committed to ensuring that your business has the talent and skills you need for years to come.

Our workforce initiatives are geared toward promoting the longevity of existing target industries. We’re working hard to enrich the next generation and help DeKalb residents of all ages and demographics reach their full potential.

Loans for Entrepreneurs

Community Development Small Business Loan Program

If you are a new business owner, you may be working hard to get your business off the ground. The Community Development Small Business Loan Program can help you do just that. This loan offers direct loans to small businesses, or it can be used as working capital for businesses moving to, located in, or expanding within DeKalb County, Georgia. Decide DeKalb does not provide financing.

The minimum loan amount is $15,000 and the maximum loan amount is $50,000.

An important note, Decide DeKalb does not do financing. However, we do have relationships with many banks in the area. 

Workforce Programs

DeKalb County has many workforce programs that have been put in place to help businesses with employee retention, worker productivity, and on-the-job training. There are many programs and job fairs available in the area to help you become employed in your industry. 


Katrina Young

Business Retention & Expansion Manager