Small Business Development Center delivers presentation to G.P. Council
The Small Business Development Center delivered a presentation to the Grants Pass City Council during their Monday workshop to describe their services and how they benefit the community.
SBDC Director Ron Goss delivered the presentation and he highlighted several services offered by his organization including one-on-one business advising, business planning and capital access. Goss said his organization, which is hosted and supported by Rogue Community College, offers most of their courses and counseling either for free or at a greatly reduced price through the utilization of grants.
The city grants the SBDC $15,000 annually and Goss says the SBDC supports the city by helping entrepreneurs acquire business licenses and perform market research. The local SBDC ranks third in the state in job creation among 19 other SBDCs and they helped bring 88 jobs to the county last year.
During agenda review, Councilor Lily Morgan said she would like city staff to look into the creation of a residential parking pass for citizens who do not have off-street parking at their residence so they would no longer be troubled by the 72 parking rule. Several councilors gave the idea approval and staff will draft a proposal.