FARMINGTON – The Davis County Commission has awarded $5,000 to a program that assists in entrepreneurial training.
The SEED program, “Stimulating the Expansion of Entrepreneur Development,” was awarded the funds June 18.
Steve Cloward, who oversees the program for Northern Utah, including Davis, Weber and Morgan Counties, said the program sponsors many entrepreneurial events.
Those range from a recent day-long session on franchising opportunities to competitions where business concepts and ideas are judged and money awarded.
About $80,000 a year is raised from various entities to sponsor program efforts, Cloward said.
“There are so many stories of businesses that have grown and been able to hire employees, where those involved have seen benefits,” said County Commissioner Louenda Downs.
More than 220 companies came forward in the Davis and Weber Counties over the past year as part of the program, Cloward said.
The local SEED program is based at the North Front Business Resource Center adjacent to Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville.
For more information, visit northfront.org or call 801-593-2313.