VIDEO: Opportunities outlined for Central Valley small businesses

March 2, 2010 12:02am

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From food processing and manufacturing to increased tourism by promoting the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, small businesses have opportunities to grow in the Stockton region, say experts at a small business and economic development workshop Monday afternoon.

The more than 100 business owners attending the conference sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton, at the University of the Pacific heard about business training, tax incentives, export opportunities and access to capital, including small business loans, and venture capital.

“There are a lot of programs out there that can get money to small businesses,” says Mr. McNerney. “If they’re willing to work hard, I think they’ll find the right opportunity for themselves.”

Click on the play button to listen to a short interview with Mr. McNerney about the workshop:

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