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Reid State Technical College means business!

Press Announcement 

WHAT:  Reid State Technical College means Business

  1. Partnership between Troy University and Reid State Technical College to provide Business students to transition to 4 year degree program.  

  2. Opening of the Small Business Resource Center available free to all entrepreneurs. 

  3. Hosting Elected Officials and State Representatives to tour the advancements planned for the Campus

WHEN:  November 2, 2022  TIME: 10:00 -1:00PM – light lunch will be provided

WHERE: Reid State Technical College 

On November 2, 2022 Reid State announced they were in the business to move Conecuh County forward. Dr. Coretta Boykin, Reid State President, welcomed Director of ADECA Kenneth Boswell and his Federal programs team, Evergreen and Conecuh Officials,  and Small Business Development Center Representatives to announce a partnership with Troy University, and a partnership with Conecuh Economic Development. 

Dr. Boykin welcomed Director Boswell and team with an introduction of the accomplishments of the college, noting that approximately 85% of all Reid State graduates go to work in Alabama, in their career field. Dr. Boykin also shared the Vision for Reid State to become a Regional Leader in training for today’s high demand jobs. 

Dr. Edwards, Dean of the Sorrell College of Business at Troy University, and Dr. Boykin signed a transfer agreement for the Business Management programs offered at Reid State. This agreement will allow students taking courses at Reid to transfer their credits to Troy if they would like to continue their education. 

Reid State Technical College will also house the first Small Business Resource Center in Conecuh County located at the Edith A. Gray Library.  The Center provides business planning, management, and mentorship to entrepreneurs wanting to start a new business and to existing entrepreneurs wanting to learn new trends and reaources. The Conecuh Office of Economic Development, a joint partnership with Conecuh County Commission and the City of Evergreen, was awarded the Entrepreneur Workstation through the Alabama Department of Commerce Rural Development Office. The award includes access to LivePlan, business planning program, the program provides step by step guide to entrepreneurship. 

The Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Mrs. Yolanda Johnson, SBDC Advisor, was also attending to extend the partnership for entrepreneurs in Conecuh County. The SBDC is  a statewide, inter-institutional program to enhance economic growth in Alabama by providing management and technical assistance to small businesses. Professional Business Advisors are available in 10 Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) located at member university partners across the state. 

Jessica Dent, Director of the Joint City/County Economic Development Office stated the motto for Conecuh Economic Development is “Conecuh C.A.R.E.s., meaning we strive to Create new business opportunities, Attract investment, Retain existing resources, and Expand our business and industry, that is the Strategy and Reid State leading the way to implementation.” 

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