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File #: 2455-2016    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 9/23/2016 In control: Small & Minority Business Development Committee
On agenda: 10/3/2016 Final action: 10/7/2016
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Columbus State Community College in support of the Small Business Development Center; to authorize an appropriation of $10,500.00 in the Jobs Growth subfund; to authorize expenditures of $10,500.00 in the general fund and $10,500.00 in the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($21,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2455-2016 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Columbus State Community College for the purpose of supporting the college’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

The SBDC is a one-stop shop for all phases of getting a small business off the ground. SBDC provides one-on-one advising by Certified Business Advisors at no cost. Additionally, the SBDC holds no- or low-cost business trainings. The SBDC focuses on a business’s needs, regardless of industry, from seed to maturity and everything in-between. With advisors fluent in Spanish, the SBDC is also able to reach immigrant populations within Columbus that might be unable to use English-exclusive services.

Fiscal Impact: Funding for this contract is available in both the general fund and the Jobs Growth subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to provide for the expedited funding of SBDC’s programming and to ensure that there is no interruption in service.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with Columbus State Community College in support of the Small Business Development Center; to authorize an appropriation of $10,500.00 in the Jobs Growth subfund; to authorize expenditures of $10,500.00 in the general fund and $10,500.00 in the Jobs Growth subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($21,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College strengthens the community by providing integral services to entrepreneurs seeking to develop and grow their businesses; and

WHEREAS, the Center particularly focuses on supporting businesses in minority and immigrant communities; and

WHEREAS, the Center has established ambitious goals for 2016 of creating twenty new jobs, retaining fifty jobs, and facilitating the infusion of business capital of at least $250,000; and

WHEREAS, in the interest of fostering small business creation and development, this Coun...

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