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CONTRACT WILL AID BUSINESSES THAT ARE DISADVANTAGED

The Small Business Administration has awarded an $80,000 contract to Rodriguez & Associates, 3839 S. West Temple, a certified public accounting and management consulting firm, to provide technical assistance to small and economically and socially disadvantaged businesses in Utah.

Under the contract, the company will provide technical services to individuals or enterprises eligible for assistance under two sections of the Small Business Act.Eligible participants include small businesses in urban and rural areas of high concentration of unemployment, low-income people, firms owned by low-income people and minority-owned businesses.

Benito O. Rodriguez, president of Rodriguez & Associates, said his firm will provide assistance in accounting, feasibility studies, market analysis, advertising, financial assistance, writing a business plan, loan packaging, computer program services and data processing.