Business Incubation Grant (BIG)

The Business Incubation Grant (BIG) Program is an initiative of the City of Emporia and Emporia Economic Development Authority (EDA) aimed at assisting start-up businesses occupying commercial, industrial, and mixed-use properties within the Enterprise Zone (EZ) with rental costs for the first full year of operation. The City of Emporia and EDA have allocated a total of $25,000 for the program per fiscal year. Grants may not exceed $5,000 per business for the first full year of operation and 20% of the rent paid by the tenant.