SBDC creates 400+ jobs in 2012

410 jobs created, thanks to EDC-VC's Small Business Development Center. Program offers free business advising and workshops to Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.
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Feb. 12, 2013 - PRLog -- EDC-VC’s Small Business Development Center of Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties continued strengthening area businesses and the regional economy in 2012 and greatly exceeded its goals in key areas. The SBDC served 505 area companies and assisted in creating 410 jobs, which is 117 percent of its goal. SBDC’s results represent an increase in sales of more than $26 million in the region, 226 percent of its goal. With more than $19.5 million in access to capital SBDC achieved 186 percent of its goal.

SBDC, which offers free advising and training to businesses in the region, has a roster of 30 expert business advisors, many of whom have specialized expertise.
“SBDC advisors’ experience and insight are making a huge difference for these businesses and for the region’s economy,” said Ray Bowman, SBDC director. “We had a very productive year and expect to do even more in 2013 because businesses are using the SBDC to help them achieve success. It’s a beautiful thing.”

"The SBDC was a huge help," said SBDC client Angel Garcia, owner of AG Machining, whose Moorpark company received help with manufacturing production efficiency.
EDC-VC’s SBDC is part of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC Network; the lead center is operated by Long Beach Community College District. The Small Business Development Centers are funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, center host institutions and local partners. Funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. All Federal and State funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Special arrangements for individuals with disability will be made if requested in advance.

EDC-VC is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as a business-to-government liaison to assist businesses in Ventura County by offering programs that enhance the economic vitality of the region. For more information about the Small Business Development Center, loan programs, the Manufacturing Outreach Program, Global Entrepreneur Training in Trade (G.E.T. Trade) program, or other services available to small businesses through EDC-VC, contact Bruce Stenslie at 805-384-1800 ext. 24 (tel:805-384-1800%20ext.%2024) or Or visit (
Source:Economic Development Cooperative- Ventura County
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