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Camp Verde one of several communities to benefit (College provides matching funds received from federal government for program)

Due to additional grant funding awarded to the Regional Economic Development Center, the  services provided by the Small Business Development Center in FY17-2018 will be enhanced by increasing counseling hours in Black Canyon City, Chino Valley, Camp Verde, and Yarnell (Weaver Mountains communities). The SBDC provides counseling out of the Prescott Campus, Clarkdale Campus, Sedona Campus, Yavapai Apache Nation Economic Development Administration Office, Camp Verde Economic Development offices, Northern Arizona University in Prescott Valley, and Prescott Valley Library.

The Small Business Development Center staff is comprised of the Director, Jeri Denniston, and two business analysts, a part time analyst serving the Verde Valley (position currently vacant), and Richard Hernandez, a fulltime analyst serving the Quad City Area.

 The SBDC is a grant funded program through the U.S. Small Business Administration for which Yavapai College provides matching cash funds. It is also one of the oldest SBDC programs operating in the state of Arizona for the past 27 years.

The SBDC provides one-on-one confidential counseling, a series of subsidized workshops, and a business resource library district-wide.