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Updates on progress slated for ERC board Thursday

The Nevada County Economic Resource Council will meet at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Nevada County Association of Realtors located at 336 Crown Point Plaza in Grass Valley.

Consent agenda items include the approval of the group’s March board meeting minutes, and the organization’s monthly financial reports.

Thursday’s meeting will cover the board’s regularly scheduled director reports and task force updates, which will include a report on the ERC’s potential digital media leadership campus.

The ERC is currently awaiting the potential approval of a $500,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce that it applied for in the fall.

ERC Executive Director Jon Gregory said the group was told grant recipients would be notified in the coming month.

“They indicated in an e-mail to us there’s still some final due diligence being done on the various projects that have been submitted,” Gregory said. “It should be soon, but they still have not finalized who the winners are… In the past month on two separate occasions, their office has contacted us for additional information to clarify things on our proposal, so they’re clearly doing their background work.”

If approved for the funds, the ERC will move forward with the process of launching a digital media leadership campus in the county.

The board will also report out information from its Fab 5 and grants task force Thursday.

“Also, the new talent connection initiative has now been formally added to our initiatives, where before it was just a subset of the digital media campus,” said Gregory.

He added, “We have a committee chair that will report on the progress of that group. We’re also going to be pressing for an external marketing campaign, so we’re putting the pieces together for that. So we’ve got some momentum.”

To contact Staff Writer Ivan Natividad, email inatividad@theunion.com or call 530-477-4236.

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