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Research

Small Businesses:

The SBDC National Information Clearinghouse is dedicated to meeting the needs of the 1,100 small business development centers across the United States by providing a broad range of financial, market and demographic research reports customized to a client’s industry and geographic location. Reports must be requested by an SBDC Advisor.

Communities:

The Rural Business Program provides information assistance to businesses, local governments, communities, and agencies engaged in economic, business and community development activities in order to help communities improve their level of collaboration and utilization of regional assets and to develop projects leading to the creation of jobs, improving the quality of life, and encouraging public/private partnerships.

  • Community Assessments
  • Economic Base Analysis
  • Gap Analysis
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Targeted Industry Studies
  • Community Planning
  • Vision and Strategic Planning
  • Leadership Development
  • Facilitation of Workforce Development
  • Resource Development

The Center for Community and Business Research serves the needs of economic development agencies, workforce development boards, businesses, associations, city, state and federal governments and other community stakeholders in search of information to make better decisions. The Center develops, conducts and reports on research projects that are designed to shed light on how organizations, communities, or the economy work.

  • Economic impact analyses
  • Feasibility studies
  • Surveys of business and community organizations
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Report writing and presentation
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The Institute for Economic Development is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, findings, conclusions, recommendations, products, or services.

All SBDC programs are nondiscriminatory and open to the public. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance.