By Ferrel D. Hansen
Chief Executive Officer, Rural Nevada Development Corporation
Effective July 1, 2014 the Rural Nevada Development Corporation will no longer be providing Small Business Development Center Counseling services to the businesses or prospective businesses in the Eastern region of rural Nevada. We have been providing this valuable and free service to many successful existing and startup businesses for 12 years. We have serviced White Pine, Eureka, Lincoln and Southern Lander counties, however due to continuing increase in costs for this program and the lack of funding by Federal, State and Local governments we have no choice but to discontinue our contract with the Nevada Small Business Development Center’s State Office at the University Nevada, Reno.
We were the first to create a satellite office of the Small Business Development Center serving this region of rural Nevada in an effort to assist small businesses in being successful. We have accomplished that task on many occasions and those businesses continue to create jobs in our communities that would not have existed without this service.
For those still needing assistance and those businesses that many need assistance in the future the Nevada Small Business Center at the University of Nevada Reno may be contacted at 1-800-240-7094.