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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.
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-