Vail Centre helps bring Small Business Development Center to the Vail Valley
EAGLE COUNTY — The Vail Centre will be the host of the Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center. The program is recognized for its programs that help new and existing businesses grow and prosper.
“Eagle County and its surrounding counties in the northwest region of Colorado have been attracting entrepreneurs and small businesses for years, so we are thrilled to have the Vail Centre implement our programs in this region,” said Kelly Manning, state director of the Colorado Small Business Development Center Network.
Through the Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center, the Vail Centre will offer support to help Colorado businesses succeed. Dustin Kelley, Ph.D., chief innovation officer at the Vail Centre, will also serve as the director of the Northwest Colorado Small Business Development Center.
Vail Centre CEO Ross Iverson said, “Small business/entrepreneurship has been one of our major focuses. We encourage the development of successful start-ups and create resilient small businesses by providing workshops and mentoring programs in Eagle County and the surrounding counties. We also provide co-working facilities with a cost-effective office environment that enhances networking opportunities and enables small businesses to thrive. With our well-established roots in this area, we look forward to working with the (center) to become an even more robust resource within our community.”
The Vail Centre provides professionals in Eagle County and the surrounding region access to world-class educational opportunities. For more information, go to http://www.vailcentre.org.
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