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File #: 21-575    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Memo Status: Passed
File created: 7/8/2021 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 7/13/2021 Final action: 7/13/2021
Title: Accept this informational report updating the Board of Supervisors on the status of the North County Small Business Assistance Center ("Center") and authorize the President of the Board to submit letters of support for grant applications for the establishment and ongoing operation of the Center that do not require a County financial contribution.
Attachments: 1. 20210713_att_Letter of Support.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Peggy Jensen, Deputy County Manager
Subject: Report Updating the Board on the North County Small Business Assistance Center

RECOMMENDATION:
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Accept this informational report updating the Board of Supervisors on the status of the North County Small Business Assistance Center ("Center") and authorize the President of the Board to submit letters of support for grant applications for the establishment and ongoing operation of the Center that do not require a County financial contribution.

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BACKGROUND:
On March 3, 2021, the Board approved a countywide pandemic economic recovery plan that included a contribution of $200,000 toward the establishment of the Center to assist small businesses in the northern part of the County. The Center will serve as a business resource center for residents of Colma, Brisbane, Daly City, Millbrae, Pacifica, San Bruno, South San Francisco, and the unincorporated areas of the County located adjacent to these cities. The Board instructed County staff to collaborate with the City of South San Francisco (the "City") on establishment of the Center.

Since March, City and County staff have worked together to get the Center up and running. After the City issued a request for proposal for a business service provider, the City and County jointly selected the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center ("REC") to provide these services. REC then hired Amanda Anthony to serve as Director of the REC program at the Center, and Ms. Anthony started her new position on June 26th.

In addition to business support services, the City is funding job placement and training programs at the Center. These services will be exclusively for South San Francisco residents. After reviewing multiple proposals, the City selected Job Train to provide the employment-based programs at the Center. ...

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