Four nonprofits will receive $75,000 each to support entrepreneurs and small business owners and also spur regional job growth. The grants will directly fund programs that start, strengthen, and grow businesses from San Joaquin to Kern Counties.
“The grants will help foster an ecosystem for startups and existing small businesses in the Central Valley, where small business formation and job growth lag behind the rest of California’s economy,” said Jenny Flores, Head of Community Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility at Bank of the West. “Small businesses account for a large part of any community’s economic activity. Through Bank of the West’s investments, network of partnerships and technical assistance, we are committed to supporting the success and long-term sustainable growth of the region.”
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