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SBA announces grant to support job creation
by Tribune Staff
Mar 04, 2011 | 843 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
LAS VEGAS — Small businesses in Nevada will soon have greater access to critical resources to help them start or grow their businesses and create jobs, thanks to a $325,000 grant from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to the Nevada Small Business Development Center (NSBDC).

The funding was provided under a key provision of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 signed by President Barack Obama last September, which provided $50 million in grants to SBA’s Small Business Development Centers across the country to support job creation and retention within the small business community by providing in-depth business counseling and advice to entrepreneurs and small business owners.

This one-time only grant to the Nevada center is intended to serve new markets and international trade and will allow the NSBDC to: 

Expand renewable energy consultations for small business manufacturers, distributors and energy providers engaged in this state targeted industry cluster;

Expand outreach to Hispanic entrepreneurs to promote contracting and exporting through partnership between the local host university and Mexico (Monterrey Technologico University – Chihuahua Campus);

Partner with corporate sponsors to offer training in social media for online marketing, lead generation and e-commerce; and,

Attract new retail clients through business plan competitions where SBDC provides plan development counseling, and commercial real estate and local government partners provide winners with free or low-cost rental space and vacant property improvement.
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