Join Invest Atlanta to learn more about how we support local entrepreneurs as the City of Atlanta’s official economic development agency. This presentation will include information on city business license registration, small business loan programs, and Resurgence Grant Fund, which will offer qualifying companies up to $40K in grant funds plus up to $10K in technical assistance services.
- Lexie Newhouse: Lexie Newhouse serves as Invest Atlanta’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Manager and is responsible for innovation policy, entrepreneur workforce programs, and entrepreneurship-led economic development in the city of Atlanta. In her role, Newhouse manages award-winning entrepreneur programming including Students2Startups and Invest Atlanta Live, both recognized the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)’s Excellence in Economic Development Awards.
- Melody Echols: Melody Echols joined invest Atlanta in 2018, where her work has been focused on community development financing. She has previously worked on Invest Atlanta’s New Markets Tax Credit team, where she managed financing tools to support small businesses, social entrepreneurs, and high impact community development projects throughout Atlanta. In her current role as Assistant Director of Invest Atlanta’s American Rescue Plan programming, she is spearheading the efforts to support small business and workforce development, utilizing federal covid-relief funding.