SWEETWATER COUNTY — Small business and nonprofit organizations throughout Sweetwater County will have access to a network of consultants, coaches, mentors, and advisors from April 15 through May 15.
The Sweetwater Economic Development Coalition (SEDC) has partnered with the Green River Main Street, Rock Springs Main Street, Green River Chamber of Commerce, and the Rock Springs Chamber of Commerce to deliver the new program. The group of experts offering their support to Sweetwater County is known as GrowHome Sweetwater.
“We’ll be identifying small businesses and nonprofits in Sweetwater County that could use the help of a consultant,” SEDC Specialist Kayla McDonald said. “Basically, it’s a free consulting opportunity for any Sweetwater County small business or nonprofit.”
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The program is being funded by a Wyoming Business Council Rural Development Grant that SEDC received. McDonald said network of experts all have different skillsets and experiences to provide help to local businesses and organizations with several specific needs.
The GrowHome group is a new one, and the program is in its beta-testing stages, meaning it is in its final round of testing before the program is launched full out. McDonald said Sweetwater County is the first rural community in the United States to be part of this program.
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