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 CCD Business Development Corporation Awarded Competitive USDA Federal Grant – Rural Business Development Grant (RDBG)

 

Press Release                                                                                            

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2021

For additional information contact: Theresa Haga, Executive Director 541-672-6728 ext. 304 or   541-756-4101 ext. 1

CCD Business Development Corporation Awarded Competitive USDA Federal Grant – Rural Business Development Grant (RDBG)

Roseburg, Oregon – The Rural Business Development Grant Program, provides free technical assistance to  business owners or aspiring entrepreneurs located in Coos, Curry, and Douglas counties.  The project will focus on assistance to businesses as they navigate the current COVID crisis through response and recovery.  CCD will provide technical assistance in identifying resources for the businesses and assist in completing funding applications, short and long-term strategic planning, management, operations, marketing, and financial literacy.

Project impact will be determined through an intake checklist, exit interview, and periodic follow-ups.

Our goal for the program will be to provide technical assistance to a minimum of 20 small businesses, utilizing no more than $2,500 in funding to provide the necessary focused technical assistance each client may require.

The program definition of small business is any privately owned corporation, partnership, limited liability company, or sole proprietorship which has fewer than 50 employees and less than $1m in annual revenue.

CCD will work with other economic development entities in the area, such as the Umpqua Economic Development Partnership, South Coast Development Council, local Small Business Development Centers, and our local Workforce Investment Board.  All entities focus on business retention and expansion.

The result of the grant will be the regions’ ability to retain small businesses affected by the COVID crisis.  Small business is the backbone of the economy, so any business saved will have a positive effect on the long-term viability of the region.

Business owners interested in participating can access the intake checklist on our website at www.ccdbusiness.org. The program will accept eligible applicants and work with them on timelines that meet their needs.  CCD will accept intake forms until June 1st, 2022, or until all the funds have been exhausted.

For more information and to apply, visit www.ccdbusiness.org or call Bryan Sykes at (541) 672-6728 ext. 301.

This publication made possible through a grant from USDA Rural Development.

CCD is an equal opportunity provider.

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