Small Business Assistance

The Port of Arlington works with local small business and start-ups to provide hands-on technical support through the Small Business Assistance Program. This direct, targeted, and efficient assistance enables Gilliam County businesses to start on a solid foundation and grow.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available to assist Gilliam County businesses and start-ups with professional and technical support. Funds can be used to cover the cost of business plan development, legal advice, accounting advice, accounting software, and product development cost. The grants are also available for modest acquisitions or construction, conversion, or renovation of buildings, plants, machinery, and equipment, as well as micro loans or grants for working capital.

Once a business plan and the organizational structure have been established, the Small Business Assistance Program can provide additional assistance in the form of working capital, equipment purchases, and other modest asset acquisition needed to implement the plan.