At a recent meeting of the League For Innovation In The Community College, Maricopa Community College District Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Dr. Maria Harper-Marinick communicated how the AZSBDC Network exists to:
- Help assure the continued success and contribution of small business to the Arizona and U.S. economies;
- Encourage innovation in business devleopment growth and outreach;
- Help assure the competitiveness of Arizona businesses and workers; and
- Work hand in hand with Arizona community college and other partners to help develop a well trained workforce for the future.
During 2010, these efforts led to the creation of 306 new businesses and 2,168 new jobs, and the retention of 752 existing Arizona jobs. The AZSBDC Network is trending to have a similarly successful year in 2011. Let us know how we can help your business.