Small business network held in Washington, D.C. | Business
Dyersburg State Community College staff members, Maleia Evans and Dr. James Frakes, recently represented the TN Small Business Development Centers Network in Washington, DC for the 2012 ASBDC Annual Spring Conference and Legislative Affairs Sessions, March 19-23, 2012.
During the trip, they met with each U.S. Senator and Congressman from TN to discuss the strong economic impact the TSBDC network has in each Congressional District and to offer the Legislators support, in their respective Districts, as the outreach agency for small business development.
During the 2011 program year, the TSBDC Network, through free training, education, and counseling, assisted small business owners in the creation of 886 new jobs and the retention of 1,025 existing jobs throughout the State of Tennessee.
Additionally, the TSBDCs were vital in providing an economic impact, through capital infusion, of more than $53.3 million during the 2011 program year.
Much of this impact was a result of the strong partnerships that exist between TSBDCs, Chambers of Commerce, and Post-Secondary Education institutions.