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.
Blogs by Jessica Carr
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! In response to the immediate and essential need for small businesses to establish an online retail presence, the Sierra
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.