Start Up Weekend 2018 | Shasta EDC Update 10-25-2018

Jake Hinton:        Hey, my name is Jake, I work with Cloud Potential. I’m here with Todd Jones, with Shasta EDC, and Todd is going to share with us an upcoming event, Startup Weekend Redding.

Todd Jones:         Yes.

Jake Hinton:        So, Todd, why don’t you tell us what the event is, and then tell us a little bit about it.

Todd Jones:         Yeah, so this is our fourth annual Startup Weekend Redding, and it’s going to take place November the 9th to the 11th, which is just over two weeks away. Startup Weekend is a 54-hour event, starting Friday night at about 6:00 PM, and going until Sunday night at about 8:00 PM or so.

TONY AND TODD ON KCNR Sept 12th 2018

Carl: I am here with the head of The Shasta Economic Development Corporation, Todd Jones, and my friend  Tony Giovaniello. There is this huge announcement Sunday afternoon. United Airlines is coming back into Redding. You would think I would get a hint something they...

Shasta EDC Update September 18th

Todd Jones: Alright, so as of Saturday, flights went live for Redding to LAX direct starting March 9th of 2019, so just about six months away or so. And it’s pretty exciting. United’s been in Redding for several years flying to SFO, four times a day. But our business community, and our tourism – really everybody – has wanted this direct flight back to LA that we lost in 2011, because we think it’s going to be a big economic driver, and we’re really excited to have it back.

Todd Jones Interview: Shasta EDC News September 2018

Jake: So we’re going to start doing this once a week and adding it to the Website news center and starting out this week we’re going to be talking about The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) also known as the Kickstart program. So Todd why don’t you tell us all about.

Todd: Yes so we have the Kickstart program here at the Shasta EDC and that it is funded by the city of Redding through the Community Development Block Grant CDBG. The funds come directly from the federal government through this program which helps with housing, small businesses, and a variety of things and we are fortunate enough to receive this grant to help micro-enterprises here in Shasta County.