FROM THE DESK OF KATHY HENDERSON,
Director of Carbon County Economic Development
Small Businesses are the backbone of our economy.
I’m sure you have heard that statement before. But have you
ever stopped to think about the large corporations whose goods and
services you use every day and wonder how they got to be where they
We all know the story of Apple. How thirty-six years ago, Steve Jobs, a young computer programmer working out of his parents’ garage, was looking for investors so he could create the world’s most user-friendly personal computer. John Hines, who managed an Illinois-based venture capital fund licensed and supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration, saw the potential. He invested half a million dollars in the promising start-up. Two years later the company went public and the venture capital fund sold its stake for $44 million. And the rest, as they say, is history. Read More