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WSU Economic Impact Reach – Small Business Development Centers
Washington Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) make significant contributions to Washington state’s economy and are hosted by WSU.

Small Business Development Centers

WSU’s 24 SBDCs operate in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDCs provide Washington businesses and entrepreneurs with business management assistance, training, and support. A 25th center is expected to open in Redmond in early 2015. WSU is also considering a South Seattle location to support the growing number of minority-owned businesses in that community.

Services at SBDCs are offered without a fee. Between 2010 and 2013, Washington SBDCs provided more than 105,000 hours of client-based services. During the same period, SBDC advisors served more than 8,200 small businesses, created or saved more than 3,500 regional jobs, and facilitated access to more than $150 million in capital, contributing more than $26 million in state tax revenue and more than $8 million in federal tax revenue.

WSU Statewide Network and Reach