Jessica Carr

Director, Sierra SBDC

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Phone: 530.582.4800

As associate 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. 

Jessica received BA degrees in both Geography and Spanish with a minor in General Business from the University of Denver and was able to participate in many field studies and study abroad programs throughout North and South America. While in college, she also discovered a passion for the rivers of the West and spent a decade working as a summer raft guide, sharing her knowledge and love of rivers and the outdoors at the source.

Jessica grew up in and out of Marin County hiking, biking, and exploring the outdoors all over Northern California. From the granite of Yosemite to the rolling foothill rivers, Jessica has always been passionate about loving and protecting the beauty of the Sierra Nevada. She has called Truckee home for ten years and loves living in a place where she can get outside with her family all year round.

Blogs by Jessica Carr

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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