Adelante Empresas was launched this spring by nonprofit Adelante Mujeres to help Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs in Washington County develop business skills.
The program is crucial in a county with a growing Latino population - 15 percent of the total population, according to the 2007 American Community Survey.
"We're helping Latinos be more economically viable," Adelante Empresas coordinator Ali Brown, said. "It will allow them to invest back into the community, and lead to more community development."
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