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Congress has approved $350 billion in emergency loans for small businesses to help them keep workers employed. In fact, if small businesses maintain or later restore their payrolls, they may not have to repay some — or possibly any — of the loan. Here’s a guide and checklist from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to help your small business through the process. 

Starting/Relocating a Business

Are you looking to start a new business in Vestavia Hills?

Incentive Opportunities for Vestavia Hills Businesses

Jefferson County Center for Workforce Development has established an “On the job training program” for certain type workers through which an employer can have the salary cost of new hires cut by 50% for up to 6 months through reimbursement. Click here for complete details and contact information.

Alabama Power Company has an incentive program to tenant buildings that have been vacant for more than 6 months. The tenant can receive a 10% savings on their power bill for the first 12 months. Contact the Chamber office at 823-5011 for further information.

 

TEMPORARY SALES TAX REBATE PROGRAM

A portion of the City of Vestavia Hills’ share of non-dedicated sales tax will be temporarily rebated to qualifying businesses located within the corporate boundaries of the City of Vestavia Hills, Alabama.

NOTE: The portion of the City’s sales tax dedicated to Vestavia Schools and Capital Reserve are not included within the rebate program.

Only businesses that in whole, or in majority part, provide sales of goods and/or services subject to general sales tax will be eligible to participate in the program.  In addition, each business must also meet the eligibility criteria for its corresponding category.

Click here for complete details on the program

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