Guam Entrepreneurship Month Highlights Resources for New, Existing Businesses

Hagåtña, Guam – Governor Lou Leon Guerrero hosted a proclamation signing and awards ceremony on October 26, 2022, to celebrate Guam Entrepreneurship Month and the recipients of the Guam Economic Development Authority’s Growth Accelerator Program (GAP). The Guam Unique Merchandise & Arts (GUMA) used GAP funds to accelerate the incubation and expansion of new and existing start-up businesses that graduated from its training programs. 

“Entrepreneurs are the backbone of Guam’s economy — creating new jobs, providing fresh and innovative products, and filling in the gaps in services that improve the quality of life for our residents and raise the economic prosperity of our island,” said Governor Leon Guerrero. “Our Administration is committed to supporting the growth of all entrepreneurs and small business owners. We encourage aspiring entrepreneurs to pursue their passions and dreams on Guam.”    

“The Administration has consistently championed entrepreneurs, and we are happy to support the Growth Accelerator Program through GEDA and GUMA. Entrepreneurship training programs are essential to empowering our community enterprise and economic prosperity,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “As we celebrate Guam Entrepreneurship Month, we are excited to highlight many of the small businesses that contribute to the revitalization of our culture and the unique brand of Guam.”

Recipients of sub-grant funding from GAP include: Guam Treasures, Rikohi Guam, Numa’lo Refillery, Ohasu Projects, Imari, Local Jerk, L.E.A.F. (Local Eco Alternative Future), Denanche’ Brand, Heavenly Guyuria, Lizama’s Forge (Kåtga), Gourmet Guam, The Coconut Tree Company, Kottura Innovations, and Denanche’ Brand. 

View the Guam Entrepreneurship Month proclamation signing and awards ceremony at the Governor’s Facebook page at


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