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EAC SBDC Director Appointed to the Arizona Governor’s Council on Small Business
By Lori Dugan
THATCHER, AZ—Michael Fox, director of the Eastern Arizona College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), has been appointed by Governor Janet Napolitano to serve as a member of the Governor’s Council on Small Business.
The council, formed by Executive Order #2008-16, consists of 20 members, each of whom serves without compensation at the pleasure of the governor.
Made up of small business owners and advocates from both rural and metropolitan areas, the Council serves as the governor’s principal advisory group for issues impacting the Arizona small business community. In this capacity, the council addresses the needs of entrepreneurs and serves as a catalyst for improving the manner in which government can better serve those needs.
“Serving on the council provides a great opportunity to ensure the governor, law makers, and other state level decision makers are aware of the specific needs of entrepreneurs in the Gila Valley,” said Fox.
The Eastern Arizona College SBDC is a program sponsored jointly by Eastern Arizona College and the U.S. Small Business Administration. The center provides free counseling to existing businesses and individuals considering starting their own business. For more information, call the SBDC at (928) 428-8590 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.