Success Story: Idaho –
Matt Kent became interested in optometry as a 19-year-old, while serving as a volunteer at eye camps for under-served populations in India.
In 2015, he and his wife Becky started working with the Twin Falls CSI Small Business Development Center on a business plan for his own practice, closer to home. Since many grants and loan forgiveness programs available for rural areas are not offered to optometrists, support from the Idaho SBDC was important to Dr. Kent’s efforts to provide local eye care and employment in his small community. (more…)