Northern Forest News Digest

SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center reaches out to displaced workers
Sunday, November 6, 2011

New York
By: Haley Behre
Fulton has lost more than 2,000 manufacturing jobs since 1995, according to the SUNY Oswego Small Business Development Center’s grant application. But with the grant it just received, the SBDC hopes to help the displaced workers start small businesses.

The center plans to establish a temporary outreach office, for one year, to help the displaced workers, said Larry Perras, senior business adviser at the SBDC. The office will be in Fulton, but a location has not been picked. The grant will also help establish an e-commerce incubator for online business startups. The incubator will help potential business owners develop websites and manage businesses online. The grant was for $100,000.
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