Network Has Strong Economic Impact

The Arizona SBDC Network is a successful program that uses funds wisely and has a positive, statewide impact that reaches throughout the community.

Independent research suggests that the Arizona SBDC Network makes an important economic contribution to the economic development of the state of Arizona; that it is both effective and efficient in the discharge of its mission; and that businesses which utilize SBDC services tend to realize greater sales increases and create more jobs than Arizona businesses in general.*

In the past year alone (2010), AZSBDC Centers:

  • Served more than 3,500 clients;
  • Helped start more than 300 businesses;
  • Created or retained more than 2,200 jobs;
  • Helped clients increase revenues by more than $68.8 million;
  • Helped clients obtain over $70.1 million in capital. **

*    Source: Economic Impact Study of Small Business Development Counseling Activities in Arizona, 2008-2009; James J. Chrisman, Ph.D.
** Source: 2010  AZSBDC Center reporting data. 

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