Globe, Ariz. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and the city of Globe, Arizona, Economic Development Department have launched a workshop series for entrepreneurs and existing business owners.

Start, Grow, Revive Your Business workshops are presented through RCAC’s Building Rural Economies (BRE) program. During the workshop series, participant entrepreneurs will build, their business: value chains, planning and finance, develop partnerships, build capacity for a successful business launching and management, and learn about available local resources.

Each workshop lasts two days and the series will be presented over four months beginning in February. The next sessions are: March 26-27; April 9-10 and May 14-15. Workshops are held at the Gila County Fairgrounds; and the schedule is from 4 – 8 p.m. on day one and 2 – 8 p.m. on day two, dinner provided.

To register, contact Linda Oddonetto, Economic Development Director, by emailing; or call (928) 961-3382

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in collaboration with local and community partnerships in three program areas: affordable housing, environmental services, and lending. To learn more about RCAC, visit

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