Jarrod Sparks first contacted the SBDC in July 2018 to start a local brewery. He had a successful investing business and wanted to capture the local brewery market that he believed would experience rapid growth. He worked with the SBDC to develop a business plan and financial projections to secure investors and apply for a local grant. He secured a local grant in September 2018 and obtained a private investment in Nov 2018. Tall City Brewing Company broke ground in Oct 2018. It has survived the pandemic by being resourceful and managing their cash flow very carefully.