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Just don't take our word for it. We have helped a number of businesses in Decatur survive, grow and thrive. Here are a few stories.



"Thank you and your staff at The Community Investment Corporation of Decatur, Inc. It was a pleasure working with everyone from the application process, to the grant approval. Being in business for 26 years the pandemic was taking its toll on our operations.

It’s such a breath of fresh air to have a organization such as (CICD) going to bat for you. Just as things picked up a little at the beginning of April, the (CICD) was there for Chem-Dry of Macon County through grant proceeds. I can finally see light at the end of this pandemic! The CICD is priceless!" 


"When I started my plumbing business and quickly realized I needed more space, I recalled one of my former employers having his shop at the incubator. I looked up the number and called to set an appointment.


Jim and Teresa were extremely friendly and helpful. They showed me around the complex which had multiple options in terms of office space and or warehouse space.

I immediately found a space that would work perfectly for my growing business. Next came the lease agreement terms. The terms and cost fit perfectly into my business plan and budget for a new business. Without the incubator program, it would have been very difficult to grow and generate a profit in the early years of my business. 


I owe Jim and Teresa and the incubator a tremendous debt of gratitude for they truly helped Noah's Plumbing, Heating and Cooling become what it is today."



" When Jim Seaberg [CICD] called me about writing a short testimonial about my experience with them,I immediately said, "Sure,I would be glad to." As a business owner at the Incubator for over 20 years, I had plenty of interactions with both Jim and Teresa Hunt.


Almost anytime we needed help,they would give us the same reply, "Sure, I would be glad to help." Knowing that someone had your back was a comforting feeling. Sometimes they were minor problems and a couple of times real emergencies,but they were always there.


Any business or organization that has worked with CICD would probably tell you the same.And any business or organization that has a chance to should jump at the opportunity."


"The Community Investment Corporation of Decatur, Inc. was wonderful to work with in applying for grants.

It came a a time when we needed funding during the pandemic to sustain our 100 year plus business.  Thank you very much CICD!"

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