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This is Lane Beattie of the Salt Lake Chamber with your Utah Business Report.

Just last week, on November 24th, we marked the 14th anniversary of the opening of the Women's Business Center.Over those 14 years, the Women's Business Center has provided counseling, training and encouragement to thousands of women.

In just the past year, the Women's Business Center has provided over 160 hours of training to nearly 1,600 people. These trainings focus on six core areas: marketing, finance, business plan development, sales, management and procurement.

One in every five people that get business help from the Women's Business Center are socio-economically challenged.

Most impressively, this effort has resulted in 15 new business start-ups and 22 jobs created and we'll take as much of that as we can get.

Those numbers are impressive. But they mean more than what is often reflected in statistics.

Each of those numbers represents an individual who took a risk, who stepped out of a comfort zone, who pursued a dream.

This is Lane Beattie for KSL News Radio.

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