As Director of the Sierra SBDC, Jessica accelerates innovative solutions in rural economic development by working directly with companies to provide technical assistance and collaborating with community partners on targeted effective programming. She loves supporting the small business community in a variety of ways and also currently serves on the Truckee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
She has called Truckee home for over ten years and loves living in a place where she can get outside with her family all year round.
Blogs by Jessica Carr
Sierra Small Business Resources: An Update from our Associate Director
September is fast approaching, and with it, the six-month mark since the global pandemic brought closures, shelter-in-place orders, and other devastating economic consequences to our Sierra communities and small-business based economies. These are unprecedented times and immense challenges are still to come for small businesses that have already weathered so much uncertainty.
Ready, Set, Pivot!
READY, Set, Pivot! In response to the immediate and essential need for small businesses to establish an online retail presence, the Sierra
Martis Fund Down Payment Assistance Program Helps Local Families Achieve Homeownership Dreams
In October of 2018, Sierra Business Council was awarded the role of program administrator for the Martis Fund’s Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program (DPAP). This program provides down payment assistance for median income Tahoe/Truckee locals hoping to purchase a home in the region.