Written by Andrielle Figueroa Friday, 28 February 2014 08:00
The Mission EDC and the Mission City Council created the program to assist small businesses through a $100,000 awards fund. The program seeks to encourage entrepreneurially oriented Rio Grande Valley residents to expand and/or launch new ventures in Mission.
Chief Operating Officer Daniel Silva said the program has been able to fund 12 businesses since it’s creation.
“Ruby Red Ventures has been a program that we’ve been able to reach the micro business, the small business population,” Silva said. “It has been very successful. The groups complete a business plan…they go through courses and give a presentation.”