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Economic Impact

9and America’s SBDC Arizona Network (AZSBDC) is a successful program that uses funds wisely and has a positive, statewide impact that reaches throughout the community. Demand is increasing, our role is expanding and we are making the most of our resources to ensure that we help Arizona small businesses start, survive and succeed in even the most challenging economic climate.

2019 Network-Wide Economic Impact

Year-end results for the AZSBDC Network include these highlights:

  • Clients Served:
  • Clients Counseled and/or Trained: 6,118
  • Jobs Created or Retained: 1,525
  • Business Starts: 382
  • Capital Formation: Over $74 million
  • Increased Sales: More than $79 million

Our economic impact numbers are reported and verified through a multi-step process to ensure their accuracy. Read about that process in Understanding Economic Impact.

The AZSBDC is a GREAT Return on Investment!

Our small business clients increased their collective sales by more than $79 million during 2019. An impressive 1,525 Arizona jobs were created or retained by our clients – that’s nearly six new or retained jobs every working day of the year!

More than $74 million loans and other capitalization was secured by our clients, fueling the Arizona economy’s continued growth.