SHASTA COUNTY BUSINESS NEWS

Todd Jones Interview: Shasta EDC News September 2018

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.

Project Hometown Works and is Ready to Roll

Project Hometown Works and is Ready to Roll

Since 2017, businesses and organizations across Shasta County have been in collaboration on an effort to supercharge the area’s economy – Project Hometown. Right now, we at the Shasta EDC are witnessing first clear evidence that Project Hometown can deliver on its ambitious promises for the community, as trained students sell their first websites to county businesses.

Why Global-Flex Chose to Build a Business in Redding (And Why Others Should Follow Suit)

Why Global-Flex Chose to Build a Business in Redding (And Why Others Should Follow Suit)

When companies need to position themselves in a central location in the Northwest, Redding has often been at the top of the list. That’s the way it was for Greg Hartley, founder of Global-Flex Mfg, a business specializing in metal hose assemblies and expansion joints that was formed in 2001. This past spring, Global-Flex was named the Small Business of the Year for the Sacramento District by the Small Business Administration. Hartley says that Global-Flex’s location has a lot to do with its success.