As Utah is gearing up to get back to business, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, in partnership with the Utah Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center, are teaming up to focus on bridging economic prosperity to rural communities and small towns throughout Utah.

The Small Business Resource Roadshow will visit six different communities to help inform business owners of the array of support, training, and financing options available to help them succeed. 

“The Governor’s Office of Economic Development is pleased to be a part of this Roadshow and looks forward to increasing awareness of federal, state, and local resources that support startups, business expansion and retention, business operations, funding, training and more,” said Ryan Starks, the office’s managing director of Business Services. “We’re excited to partner with the SBA and the SBDC to increase awareness of these essential small business services.”

The Small Business Resource Roadshow will stop in six locations and host events that focus on connecting the right resource partners to the business owners who need that specific type of assistance. The SBA is also partnering with the Women’s Business Center to provide a virtual roadshow option for communities not visited this year and any individuals who cannot make it to public events.

The following are the event dates:

MorganAug. 24, 2021
LoganAug. 26, 2021
Cedar City    Sept. 28, 2021
St. GeorgeSept. 29, 2021
MoabOct. 26, 2021
PriceOct. 28, 2021
VirtualNov. 9, 2021

“We understand that it has been an extremely difficult year. As travel restraints are beginning to lift, we want to get out to our small and rural communities and let them know we are here for them,” SBA Utah district director Marla Trollan said. “We don’t want businesses and entrepreneurs to miss out on any of the great resources that exist to help them start or grow their businesses.”

“The SBA Small Business Resource Roadshow is a great way for small businesses to connect with Utah resource partners and lenders,” state director of the Utah Small Business Development Center, Michael Finnerty, stated. “Entrepreneurs who are looking to take the next step in growing their business should come to see what the Resource Roadshow can offer to them.”