Alan and Dana speak with Mary Ellen McClanahan, Director of Entrepreneur and Small Business Development at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. In her position, Mary Ellen helps find solutions and effective ways to build an entrepreneur environment and support small business. She served as President of two chambers of commerce in rural Georgia. Mary Ellen talks about the importance of Hartsfield-Jackson airport to business in Georgia, state tax breaks for small businesses, and her role in attracting companies to the Peach State from around the country. She also details the Mentor/Protege program in which large corporations will mentor small companies for one year at no cost.
Find out more at georgia.org/smallbusiness or contact Mary Ellen at 404-962-4820.