A federal program that helps small businesses in Garfield County says more companies are asking it for help. Last week, Garfield County granted the Small Business Development Center, or SBDC, five thousand dollars to help them continue their work.
Northwest Colorado SBDC provides training and workshops to small businesses on things like management and finance.
The program’s regional director Erin McCuskey told the board of commissioners last week that it’s conducted over 70 consultations with local businesses so far this year, nearly matching the total for all of 2018. Garfield County granted $5,000 to SBDC at the beginning of the year. The additional money is meant to assist businesses in the western part of the county, an area that Commissioner Tom Jankovsky said still hasn’t recovered from the 2008 recession.