b'TOURISMAmanda Glover, the Bainbridge Downtown Development Authority (DDA) executive director, says the program is not an indefinite incentive. However, individuals purchasing a building and creating at least two full-time jobs by the end of 2022 still qualify for the full five years of tax credits. Glover says the tax credits have greatly attributed to Downtown Bainbridges growth surge, even during a pandemic, when 21 new businesses opened in 2021, creating 95 additional jobs. During the past three years (2019-2021), Downtown Bainbridge has welcomed 39 new businesses, creating 169 new jobs. Entrepreneurial VibeLittle by little, we are makingJoining the ranks of about 70% of U.S. college graduates progress. And people are startinginterested in small business ownership Kelsey Harrell and Delaney Mueller combined their classroom instruction to invest in this area. We knew itfrom Mercer University with real-world experience and would take time. opened KGD Produce.What started as a summer job to earn some extra cash - AMANDA GLOVER selling boiled peanutsoften regarded as a South Georgia delicacyKGD Produce now includes a hearty selection of local fresh from the farm fruits and vegetables.Young Entrepreneurs: Delaney Muller and Kelsey Harrell recently opened KGD Produce in Downtown Bainbridge.52 SG MAGAZINE| WINTER 2022 BUSINESS + CULTURE53'