On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the Alabama SBDC Network will join SBDCs nationally to celebrate the third annual SBDC Day. SBDC Day is a national movement to help raise awareness about the service offering and impact of America’s SBDCs – the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) largest business assistance program.With nearly 1,000 centers across the country, SBDCs provide assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs throughout the United States and its territories.

In 2017, America’s SBDCs provided 1.24 million hours of consulting to 192,205 client businesses, resulting in 96,095 jobs created; $6.4 billion in sales growth; $5.16 billion in capital investments; and 17,174 new businesses started.

In Alabama, the network has delivered substantial economic impact since its inception in 1980.

Since 2014, Alabama SBDCs have provided 86,509 hours of professional business advising to 10,411 client businesses, resulting in 5,231 jobs created, retained, or saved; $1.78 billion in government contract awarded; $330 million in capital investments acquired; and 973 new businesses started.

To celebrate the collective impact and success of America’s SBDCs, SBDCs nationally will share, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. This special day will be celebrated through social media campaigns, public relations, and online and in-person workshops and events.

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