Sonoma County BEST announces the 100 in 100 initiative

“100 in 100″ Begins April 1st.

Online PR News – 05-May-2013 – santa rosa,ca – Our 2013 “100 in 100″ initiative kicks off April 1st! This program is designed to identify problems within companies and industries that may be preventing growth and tailor our assistance to overcome these hurdles.

With assistance from several regional volunteers, we interview over 100 companies in 100 days. We then aggregate our combined resources to help erase or reduce the affects of these obstacles, allowing business success, and therefore, adding jobs to the Sonoma County workforce.

Last year’s “100 in 100″ initiative led to 306 business assistance requests, which BEST is tracking and coordinating action with our community partners. These requests range from helping with permitting issues, finding talent, and/or connecting companies with prospective business partners or customers.

In response to many requests, BEST has created a Tech Industry Group (TIG) and Food Industry Group (FIG) that brings together CEO’s of many top companies to leverage combined experiences for growth and success for the individual business and within the industry.

This key annual program is fundamental to our economic development work as it leads to business retention, expansion and attraction. Together, with the help of our regional partners, we can help businesses grow in Sonoma County, creating an increase in job opportunities and economic success within the community.