Originally Published: November 5, 2011 9:55 p.m.
The Northern Arizona Council of Governments in Prescott got the 2011 Governor's Excellence in Economic Development award for its Business Assistance Center.
The center offers free services to individuals, entrepreneurs and small business owners seeking assistance with their marketing plans or operations through workshops, consulting and providing equipment. More than 3,900 people used the center in its first year.
NACOG opened a similar center about a year ago in the Verde Valley in partnership with the City of Cottonwood.