By Joshua Sanchez
The Union Democrat
AT&T on Friday contributed a $10,000 check to the Economic Prosperity Council of Tuolumne County during a governing board meeting at the Reverb Communications Inc. headquarters in Twain Harte.
The contribution will be used to buy 10 laptop computers and to fund business classes for the community, with an aim to keep local businesses competitive and running efficiency.
“This contribution will be used to train future business owners,” said Larry Cope, director of the Tuolumne County Economic Development Authority, which works with the Prosperity Council. “We are going to invest in laptops, business software and classes so that we can keep local business owners prosperous during these economic times.”
Eric Johnson, interim director of external affairs at AT&T, said he was proud to present a check to bolster community economic growth.
“Although this check has already been cashed, I’m proud to present this contribution that will help local businesses,” said Johnson. “I’m honored to be working closely with the community and helping anyway I can.”
The Economic Prosperity Council shares both a board and executive director with the TCEDA. Its mission focuses on research and education that assists with economic development.