By Rhonda Miller
PBN Staff Writer
TAUNTON – The South Eastern Economic Development Corp. has received a $50,000 grant from Rockland Trust Community Development Corp. to provide financial counseling to small businesses in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, according to an Aug. 8 press release.
“We are committed to strengthening the communities in which we live and work,”said Rockland Trust Executive Vice President and Director of Commercial Banking Gerry Nadeau. “We are proud of our continued support of SEED in its efforts to help local businesses succeed and create new jobs in our communities, particularly those challenged by higher unemployment rates.”
The funding is for programs targeted to low-income community businesses and workshops for entrepreneurs.
“Small businesses create most of the new jobs in our economy and Rockland Trust’s support of SEED’s technical assistance to small business enables them to continue operating and creating new jobs,” said SEED Executive Director Maria-Gooch-Smith.