California State University, Chico Opens Business Assistance Office to Serve Siskiyou County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 10-26-2016

Dan Ripke
Center for Economic Development
530-898-3861
Joe Wills
Public Affairs
530-898-4143

Small businesses in Siskiyou County now have access to even more small business development services. Expanded resources will be provided by the Siskiyou Economic Development Council (SEDC), in partnership with the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at California State University, Chico.

“The SBDC will provide high-quality, in-depth private business consulting and refer local businesses to appropriate capital resources, and eventually develop training seminars for existing and start-up businesses in the county. The new SBDC service center will enhance business services for Siskiyou County,” said SEDC Executive Director Tonya Dowse.

One of the first workshops will be on the California Competes Tax Credit. Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop, which will cover instructions on how to apply for the tax credit program. The workshop will take place on Monday, Dec. 5, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Best Western Miner’s Inn Convention Center, located at 122 East Miner Street in Yreka. To register, please visit bit.ly/CalCompetesSiskiyou.

Since 2003, the Northeastern California Small Business Development Center has helped over 26,000 small businesses in the 23-county northeastern California region. CSU, Chico’s SBDC provides low or no cost management advice and technical training to small and potential business owners.

In 2015, the Siskiyou Economic Development Council assisted 295 individual businesses and leveraged $4.8 million in new federal, state and private investment for Siskiyou County communities, resulting in new jobs and business expansion. The new service center will allow the Siskiyou Economic Development Council to reach its goal of helping Siskiyou County businesses grow and prosper.

Northeastern California Small Business Development Center will operate at the Siskiyou Economic Development Council office, which is located at 1512 South Oregon Street in Yreka. To learn more about how your business may benefit visit www.siskiyoucounty.org, or call the service center at 530-842-1638.

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