SBDCs In The News

Illinois SBDC and ITC Celebrates Manufacturing Month & Hosts Central Illinois Tour

The Illinois SBDC and ITC at Champaign County Economic Development Corp. — together with the EDC of Decatur & Macon County, the Champaign County EDC and the Midwest Inland Port — hosted a Central Illinois Tour of the Decatur and Champaign-Urbana communities for attendees from 14 countries. The purpose of the tour was to give Chicago Consuls General and Trade Commissioners an opportunity to tour the Central Illinois region and experience its rich resources, educational institutions, manufacturing companies and Midwest Inland Port. Read more.

California’s Marin SBDC to Receive Grant from City of Novato

The City of Novato, California announced a $10,000 grant will be given to the Marin SBDC, for business advising, training, and other vital support services. Read more.

University of Georgia SBDC Client’s Small Business is Thriving in South Georgia

A trip to South Georgia provided a perfect opportunity for University of Georgia President Jere W. Morehead to see firsthand how the Small Business Development Center is helping rural communities prosper. Read more.

UTSA Receives Grants for Economic Development Efforts in Central America

Through a collaboration with America’s Small Business Development Centers (ASBDC) and the Centro Regional de Promoción de la MIPYME (CENPROMYPE), the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Institute for Economic Development’s International Trade Center received $1.8 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) to continue supporting efforts to replicate the U.S. Small Business Development Center (SBDC) model in Central America. Read more.

Connecticut SBDC Client Wins “Patents for Humanity” Award

GestVision, a client of the Connecticut SBDC, has been selected as an award recipient for the Patents for Humanity program, for developing a quick, simple diagnostic test for preeclampsia, a potentially life threatening pregnancy complication. Read more.

Greg Tucker Named Missouri SBTDC Director

Greg Tucker has been confirmed as statewide director of the Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Centers (MO SBTDC), a program of the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program (BDP). Read more.

Senator Vitter and Senate Small Business Committee Commend Louisiana SBDC for Millennial Movement

The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) has made a strong effort to ensure its services and resources are appealing and attractive to the millennial generation of entrepreneurs. Read more.

Pennsylvania SBDC Celebrates Manufacturing Week

The Pennsylvania SBDC is celebrating Manufacturing Week with a series of statewide events. Read more.

U.S. House Small Business Committee Chairman Discusses Legislation to Enable SBDCs to Help Small Businesses Defend Against Cyber Attacks

In an interview on MSNBC’s “Your Biz” program, U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot discusses legislation passed by the House to enable SBDCs to help small businesses defend against cyber attacks. Listen to the interview. (Note: the discussion of the SBDC legislation is in the middle of the interview. Turn the video’s sound on by hovering over the video and clicking the speaker symbol).

Millennial Start-Ups Stir Interest at SBDC Conference

The Small Business Development Center at Bucknell University made a big splash at a national conference Thursday with a presentation on working with millennial entrepreneurs. Read more.