Media company AT&T awarded a $10,000 grant to help spur business development in Tuolumne County.
The money was given to the Economic Prosperity Council of Tuolumne County, a nonprofit organization that works with the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority to promote business in the area.
The EPC shares both a board and executive director with the TCEDA. Its mission focuses on research and education that assists with economic development.
According to a press release, the EPC will use the funds to purchase 10 laptop computers and business software. Those laptops will be used by the EPC and Business Alliance of Tuolumne County to provide training to small businesses.
The goal is to foster local small business by providing owners and staff with the tools to run their enterprises efficiently by using the latest technologies.
George Segarini, of the Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce, assisted with the grant.
“Working hand-in-hand with our partner organizations can really make things happen,” said EPC Executive Director Larry Cope in the press release.